Charles Bukowski works database - recordings listed by release date

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At Terror Street and Agony Way

Release: 1968, Open reel tape Black Sparrow
Recording notes: Home recording for At Terror Street and Agony Way reel to reel tape, December, 1967

Poetry - Charles Bukowski, Steven Richmond

Release: 1968, LP
Recording notes: LP is Bukowski on one side and Richmond on the other. 100 copies were pressed. Presumably the record was sold at Richmond's Earth Rose book store, but very few copies have surfaced. These five tracks also appear on 90 Minutes in Hell.

A Cold Turkey Press Special

Release: 1972, LP Cold Turkey
Recording notes: Home recording, February 18, 1967

Totally Corrupt, The Dial-A-Poem Poets

Release: 1976, LP Dial-A-Poem
Recording notes: Studio recording at MCCC-TV (Macomb County Community College), Warren, MI, October 31, 1974

90 Minutes in Hell

Release: 1977, Double LP Earth Books
Recording notes: Home recording, 1966

Hello. It's good to be back.

Release: 1978, LP Zweitausendeins
Recording notes: Live reading in Hamburg, Germany, May 5, 1978

Bukowski Reads His Poetry

Release: 1980, LP Takoma
Recording notes: Live reading at the City Lights Poets Theater in San Francisco, September 14, 1972

Voices of the Angels

Release: 1982, LP Freeway Records
Recording notes: One poem taken from the final live reading at the Sweetwater in Redondo Beach, CA, March 31, 1980 (appears on the "Hostage" recording).

English As A Second Language

Release: 1983, LP Freeway Records
Recording notes: One poem taken from the final live reading at the Sweetwater in Redondo Beach, CA, March 31, 1980 (appears on the "Hostage" recording).

Neighborhood Rhythms

Release: 1984, LP Freeway Records
Recording notes: One poem taken from the final live reading at the Sweetwater in Redondo Beach, CA, March 31, 1980 (appears on the "Hostage" recording).

Cassette Gazette

Release: 1985, Cassette NOLA Express
Recording notes: Home recording, 1970, for Nola Express cassette

Hostage

Release: 1985, LP Rhino
Recording notes: Final live reading at the Sweetwater in Redondo Beach, CA, March 31, 1980

Movable Feast #3

Release: 1986, Cassette In Our Time Arts Media
Recording notes: Interview and reading for Movable Feast #3, 1986

The Charles Bukowski Tapes

Release: 1987, VHS Lagoon Video
Recording notes: Short film interviews and readings for Barbet Schroeder, 1985

Bukowski at Bellevue

Release: 1988, VHS Black Sparrow
Recording notes: Live reading at Bellevue Community College, May 30, 1970

Beat Scene Magazine #12

Release: 1991, Flexi-disc Beat Scene
Recording notes: Two poems from the 1978 live reading in Hamburg, Germany

Hostage

Release: 1994, CD Rhino
Recording notes: Final live reading at the Sweetwater in Redondo Beach, CA, March 31, 1980

King of Poets

Release: 1995, CD Chinaski Records (bootleg)
Recording notes: Home recording, 1970, for Nola Express cassette

70 Minutes in Hell

Release: 1997, CD Chinaski Records (bootleg)
Recording notes: Home recording, 1966. Release is an edited version of original LP, 90 Minutes in Hell.

At Terror Street and Agony Way

Release: 1998, Double CD King Mob
Recording notes: Home recording, January 1969, for Beatles Zapple label (never released by Zapple)

Run with the Hunted

Release: 1998, Cassette Caedmon Audio
Recording notes: Home recording/interview for Run With the Hunted audio book, 1993

Charles Bukowski: Uncensored

Release: 2000, Double CD Caedmon Audio
Recording notes: Home recording/interview for Run With the Hunted audio book, 1993

Born Into This

Release: 2003, DVD Magnolia Pictures
Recording notes: Home video recording, February 25, 1992 (in the DVD extras)

Bukowski at Bellevue

Release: 2004, DVD Screen Edge
Recording notes: Live reading at Bellevue Community College, May 30, 1970

Bukowski Reads His Poetry

Release: 2004, CD Takoma
Recording notes: Live reading at the City Lights Poets Theater in San Francisco, September 14, 1972

Bukowski Reads His Poetry

Release: 2004, CD Black Sparrow
Recording notes: Home recording, January 1969, for Beatles Zapple label (never released by Zapple)

Poems and Insults

Release: 2004, CD Grey Matter
Recording notes: Live reading at the City Lights Poets Theater in San Francisco, September 14, 1972 (last two poems on the disc were taken from a home recording made on February 18, 1967)

Solid Citizen

Release: 2004, CD Chinaski Records (bootleg)
Recording notes: Live reading in Hamburg, Germany, May 5, 1978. Originally released in Germany as Hello, it's good to be back. This CD includes four tracks at the end that are not from the live reading. The last track (not listed here because it has no title) is a reading of an excerpt from Notes of a Dirty Old Man.

12 Great Americans

Release: 2006, CD Cold Turkey
Recording notes: Home recording, February 18, 1967

The Charles Bukowski Tapes

Release: 2006, DVD Barrel
Recording notes: Short film interviews and readings for Barbet Schroeder, 1985

Baudelaire's Reading

Release: 2007, mp3 (bootleg)
Recording notes: Live reading at Baudelaire's in Santa Barbara, 1977

Underwater Poetry Festival

Release: 2007, CD The Temple/Litmus
Recording notes: Live reading at the Underwater Poetry Festival in Salt Lake City, October 25, 1974

Hello. It's good to be back.

Release: 2008, CD Zweitausendeins
Recording notes: Live reading in Hamburg, Germany, May 5, 1978

Poetry of Charles Bukowski

Release: 2008, CDR Pacifica Radio
Recording notes: Home recording broadcast on KPFK radio, Los Angeles, August 5th, 1962

There's Gonna Be a God Damn Riot in Here

Release: 2008, DVD Monday Media
Recording notes: Live reading at the Viking Inn, Vancouver, October 12, 1979 (The two dvd set, One Tough Mother includes poems not on this single disc release: The Secret Of My Endurance and The Beast).

The Last Straw

Release: 2008, DVD Monday Media
Recording notes: Final live reading at the Sweetwater in Redondo Beach, CA, March 31, 1980 (The two dvd set, One Tough Mother includes poems not on this single disc release: The 9 Horse, I Don't Need A Cleopatra and The Recess Bells Of School).

One Tough Mother, Disc 1: There's Gonna Be a God Damn Riot in Here

Release: 2010, DVD Monday Media
Recording notes: Box set of the two final reading releases. This disc includes two poems not on the single disc release of There's Gonna Be a God Damn Riot in Here: The Secret Of My Endurance and The Beast.

One Tough Mother, Disc 2: The Last Straw

Release: 2010, DVD Monday Media
Recording notes: Box set of the two final reading releases. This disc includes three poems not on the single disc release of The Last Straw: The 9 Horse, I Don't Need A Cleopatra and The Recess Bells Of School.

San Francisco Museum of Art

Release: 2010, Cassette San Francisco Museum of Art
Recording notes: Live reading at the San Francisco Museum of Art Poetry Center, December 6, 1973

San Francisco Museum of Art

Release: 2010, VHS San Francisco Museum of Art
Recording notes: Live reading at the San Francisco Museum of Art Poetry Center, December 6, 1973

Thomas Schmitt film, 1978 Hamburg reading

Release: 2015 not commercially released
Recording notes: Live reading in Hamburg, Germany, May 5, 1978. Film of the entire reading without German voiceover. Includes three poems not on any audio releases: An Exaggeration (uncollected), Chilled and Girls Coming Home.