Volume

We  have been going through the archives here at Albany Poets HQ and came across this great CD, Volume: A Compilation of Poets, Live, from 1995 that was produced by Mary Panza and Steve Clark chronicling the poetry scene at the time at such venues as the QE2, Margarita’s, and Borders. The poets on this CD are a who’s-who of the Albany poetry community when it was just starting out in the early 1990’s. Poets from the recording that are still active at the open mics and readings now include R.M. Engelhart, Dan Wilcox, Don Levy, Joe Hollander, and Anthony Bernini,  all were at the Poets Speak Loud open mic last week. Some others have gone on to different, distant locations, both here on Earth and beyond, but they will always be with us.

Here are the tracks from the CD so you can listen to the poets and poetry of the area:

1- Anthony Bernini – You Have Four Minutes – QE2, 2/24/95
[audio:https://albanypoets.com/audio/sounds/Volume/01 Track 01.mp3|animation=yes]

2 – Sharon Priess – Devil’s Stalking Center Square – Margarita’s, 9/13/94
[audio:https://albanypoets.com/audio/sounds/Volume/02 Track 02.mp3|animation=yes]

3 – Tess Lecuyer – Strays / ‘Cause If I Speak I’ll Rip Your Face Off – Margarita’s, 9/13/94
[audio:https://albanypoets.com/audio/sounds/Volume/03 Track 03.mp3|animation=yes]

4 – Edward Wilson – The Fist – Margarita’s, 1/10/95
[audio:https://albanypoets.com/audio/sounds/Volume/04 Track 04.mp3|animation=yes]

5 – Charlie Rossiter – Sweet Home Chicago – QE2, 3/27/95
[audio:https://albanypoets.com/audio/sounds/Volume/05 Track 05.mp3|animation=yes]

6 – Don Levy – Eat At Joe’s – Margarita’s, 3/8/94
[audio:https://albanypoets.com/audio/sounds/Volume/06 Track 06.mp3|animation=yes]

7 – Kym Fleming – Only God / Yes! – Margarita’s, 9/13/94
[audio:https://albanypoets.com/audio/sounds/Volume/07 Track 07.mp3|animation=yes]

8 – Ed Bablin – The Menu – Margarita’s, 9/13/94
[audio:https://albanypoets.com/audio/sounds/Volume/08 Track 08.mp3|animation=yes]

9 – Lisa Kay – Plasma – Borders, 1/25/95
[audio:https://albanypoets.com/audio/sounds/Volume/09 Track 09.mp3|animation=yes]

10 – Linda Boulette – The Old Man and His Pearls – Margarita’s, 3/8/94
[audio:https://albanypoets.com/audio/sounds/Volume/10 Track 10.mp3|animation=yes]

11 – Tom Nattell – On Constitution Avenue – QE2, 2/24/95
[audio:https://albanypoets.com/audio/sounds/Volume/11 Track 11.mp3|animation=yes]

12 – Beth Butter – He Wore An Apple / Surviving The Elephant Stampede – Borders, 2/26/95
[audio:https://albanypoets.com/audio/sounds/Volume/12 Track 12.mp3|animation=yes]

13 – Barbra Harris – Innocent Until Proven Guilty – Borders, 2/26/95
[audio:https://albanypoets.com/audio/sounds/Volume/13 Track 13.mp3|animation=yes]

14 – Larry Rapant – April – Borders, 3/29/95
[audio:https://albanypoets.com/audio/sounds/Volume/14 Track 14.mp3|animation=yes]

15 – Kyla Town – Juba – Margarita’s, 1/10/95
[audio:https://albanypoets.com/audio/sounds/Volume/15 Track 15.mp3|animation=yes]

16 – Mary Panza – I Saw The Blessed Virgin At The Lancome Counter at Macy’s – Mother Earth Cafe, 4/1/95
[audio:https://albanypoets.com/audio/sounds/Volume/16 Track 16.mp3|animation=yes]

17 – Steve Clark – Home, Car, Job… – QE2, 3/27/95
[audio:https://albanypoets.com/audio/sounds/Volume/17 Track 17.mp3|animation=yes]

18 – Dina Williams – Girls Night Out in the Catholic School Cafeteria – QE2, 3/27/95
[audio:https://albanypoets.com/audio/sounds/Volume/18 Track 18.mp3|animation=yes]

19 – Joe Hollander – 2 to 4 Players Ages Ten to Adult – Margarita’s, 1/10/95
[audio:https://albanypoets.com/audio/sounds/Volume/19 Track 19.mp3|animation=yes]

20 – Paul Weinman – My Eyeballs / Flies on the Ceiling / White Boy Strips Naked – Margarita’s
[audio:https://albanypoets.com/audio/sounds/Volume/20 Track 20.mp3|animation=yes]

21 – Brian Kieser – Yellow Monkey Girl – Stepanucci’s, 3/16/95
[audio:https://albanypoets.com/audio/sounds/Volume/21 Track 21.mp3|animation=yes]

22 – Dan Wilcox – To A Love Terrorist – Margarita’s 3/14/95
[audio:https://albanypoets.com/audio/sounds/Volume/22 Track 22.mp3|animation=yes]

23 – Caroline Curan – Holes – Margarita’s, 3/14/95
[audio:https://albanypoets.com/audio/sounds/Volume/23 Track 23.mp3|animation=yes]

24 – Tom Angelo – Hey Bus Driver! – Margarita’s, 3/14/95
[audio:https://albanypoets.com/audio/sounds/Volume/24 Track 24.mp3|animation=yes]

25 – John Weiler – With A Paving Stone I Crush the Skeletal Void – Borders, 1/25/95
[audio:https://albanypoets.com/audio/sounds/Volume/25 Track 25.mp3|animation=yes]

26 – R.M. Engelhardt – DeGeneration – Borders, 1/25/95
[audio:https://albanypoets.com/audio/sounds/Volume/26 Track 26.mp3|animation=yes]

27 – Deborah Bump – An Apology To Lenny Bruce – Borders, 3/25/95
[audio:https://albanypoets.com/audio/sounds/Volume/27 Track 27.mp3|animation=yes]