on El Records in the UK- LORD BUCKLEY: The Royal Court of Lord Buckley CD (ACMEM 074CD) 16.00 "One of the bravest, best loved artists America has ever produced. Profoundly original fifties/sixties beat poet/comedian who dressed as an English aristocrat but spoke in the argot of black America, literally the original rapper. Lord Buckley's subjects are Christ, Gandhi, Nero and Julius Caesar. Unlike many beat poets whose work tends to be serious, Buckley is humorous and extremely entertaining. Fans of Lord Buckley...Frank Zappa, Jerry Garcia, Lenny Bruce, Robin Williams, Bill Cosby, Dizzy Gillespie, Ornette Coleman, Dylan, Sinatra etc., Lord Buckley has a legion of followers in Britain and America especially where his life has been as seriously documented as any classical artist. Those same followers of Lord Buckley are celebrating the artist's centenary. He was born on April 6th 1906. The Royal Court of Lord Buckley restores in their entirety the first Lord Buckley albums Euphoria Volumes 1 and 2 that were originally issued by the Vaya label in America 1951; The definitive performance of Buckley's signature piece 'The Nazz' (Jesus of Nazareth) along with other startling Buckley monologues including 'the Hip Gahn' (Mahatma Gandhi), 'The Gasser' (Spanish explorer Cabeza de Vaca), 'Jonah & the Whale' (The Old Testament) and 'Nero' (ancient Rome) and very rare historical recordings of 'Murder,''The Dog and the Wolf,' 'The Grasshopper and the Ant,' 'The Mouse & the Lion' and 'The Lion's Breath'."