Wall Of Power Radio Hour – September 17, 2016

This week’s Wall of Power Radio Hour features author, historian, musician, and producer Pat Thomas. Pat curated the 3 CD music set of Beat Poet King Allen Ginsberg entitled The Last Word on First Blues. Sifting through musical recordings from the 70’s and 80’s Mr. Thomas has created a wonderful musical and historical document of the music of Allen Ginsberg. Pat also contributed to the wonderful liner notes that accompany the box set. We chatted about Pat’s history as a musician, other records he has produced, and his longtime association with Allen Ginsberg. Pat was given access to the Ginsberg estate with over 2,500 tapes at his disposal. He grabbed the gold from the goods, and we preview 4 tracks off the compilation. More info on the record can be found at www.omnivorerecordings.com Pat is a wealth of knowledge and shares a love with host Paul Metsa of the creative depth of American culture. You will find this a very fascinating show!