2017
Label: Go! Bop! - GB006LP • Format: Vinyl LP, Reissue • Country: Europe • Genre: Jazz, Non-Music • Style: Dialogue, Comedy, Education, Spoken Word, Hard Bop
Download Introduction - Del Close & John Brent - How To Speak Hip

The album is designed as a satire of language-learning records, where the secret language of the ' hipster ' is treated as a foreign language. Many of the phrases and expressions survived to become elements of the counterculture vocabulary. Social notes are presented as for many language courses, and later in the album, the teacher Close is taken on field trips into the secret life of the hipster Brent. However, the hipster rebels against participating in the teaching tool, leading to a humorously compromised teaching style.

The album came with a booklet expanding on the concepts discussed in the album, providing a supplementary reading list, and so on. The album was illustrated in a style of line drawing popular throughout the 50s similar to the early commercial work of Andy Warhol. The woodcuts used as illustrations on the LP were stolen from Close's Chicago apartment in the s.

Cab Calloway released a recording of a song called the "Hepsters Dictionary" in along with a published booklet. In the film Song of the Thin Man from the "straight" Nick and Nora have trouble following the jargon of the jazz musicians in the story. During the s, as people became conscious of the Beat Generation phenomena, amid fears of juvenile delinquency, there Dust Pneumonia Blues - Sword Heaven - Beatings an increased urgency to understand the language spoken by the new youth culture.

Dimitri from Paris sampled the opening of the album on the first track of his album Sacrebleu. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Del Close and John Brent. Hidden categories: Articles with short description Articles with hAudio microformats Track Sun Is Shining - Lockhart - Trinity Force with input errors. Namespaces Article Talk. Introduction - Del Close & John Brent - How To Speak Hip Read Edit View history.

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