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Spoken-Word/Lecture Recordings by Jim Carroll

Updated 11 August 2009

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Pools of Mercury by Jim Carroll
Pools of Mercury
Released: 1998
By: Jim Carroll
Label: Mercury
Genre: Music and spoken word

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Curtis's Charm Soundtrack
Curtis's Charm: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Released: 1996
By: Music by Mark Korven with songs by My Brilliant Beast
Label: Rabid Dog Productions
Genre: Film soundtrack

Carroll reads "Curtis's Charm," from Fear of Dreaming. See also details about the film.

Out of print.

The Basketball Diaries

The Basketball Diaries
Released: 1994
By: Read by Jim Carroll with guitar accompanyment by Lenny Kaye.
Label: Audio Literature
Genre: Spoken word

Although this audio book is slightly abridged, it is read by the author and the omitted entries are (mostly) available on other recordings. More info >>

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Praying Mantis

Praying Mantis 

By: Jim Carroll
Label: Giant (re-released on Noble Rot)
Genre: Spoken word

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Naropa Institute

Reading at Naropa Institute
Recorded: 1986
By: Jim Carroll 
Source: Naropa Institute Archives Project
Genre: Spoken-word.

Recorded live at the Naropa Institute in July 1986. Carroll is introduced by Allen Ginsberg. More info >>

See also the extensive selection of recordings from the Naropa Institute available on (external link).

Rimbaud Lectures

Rimbaud Lectures at New College
Recorded: 1978
By: Jim Carroll
Source: The American Poetry Archive
Genre: Lectures.

A lecture/workshop series recorded live at New College of California in March and April of 1978. (Crucial for Carroll scholars!) More info >>


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