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Sex Queen of the Berlin Turnpike

Vernon Frazer - Sex Queen of the Berlin Turnpike

Sex Queen of the Berlin Turnpike

Musicians:

  • Vernon Frazer - poetry, recitation, bass (on # 3,7,9,12,16,19)
  • Thomas Chapin - alto saxophone, flute, bass flute, balloonphone
  • Mario Pavone - bass
  • Joe Fonda - acoustic & electric basses
  • Brian Johnson - drums, log drums, tabla, bells, vibraharp

Track list:

  1. The Sex Queen of the Berlin Turnpike (Frazer) 5:17
  2. A Conversion (of Sorts) (Frazer) 2:40
  3. Interlude I (free improvisation) 1:21
  4. Club Music (Frazer) 3:13
  5. Inspiration (Frazer) 2:58
  6. Under the Lamp at Cobalt Beach (Frazer) 1:45
  7. Interlude II (free improvisation) 1:16
  8. Ballad (Frazer) 2:09
  9. Interlude III (free improvisation) 0:42
  10. An Old-Fashined Break Dance (Frazer) 0:49
  11. A hipster's hipster (Frazer) 4:28
  12. Sales Pitch of an Honest Real Estate Agent (Frazer) 3:19
  13. Interlude IV (free improvisation) 0:47
  14. A Slick Set of Wheels (Frazer) 1:58
  15. A Lunchtime Reunion (Frazer) 2:22
  16. Interlude V (free improvisation) 1:10
  17. Haight Street, 1985 (Frazer) 2:44
  18. July 4, 1986 (Frazer) 3:26
  19. Interlude VI (free improvisation) 0:55
  20. The End (Frazer) 0:12

Release information:

Recorded August 5 & 6 and September 24, 1987 at Real Art Ways Studio, Hartford, CT, USA
Released 1988 by Woodcrest Records [1001]

Released: 1988
Label: Woodcrest Records

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