CD - Professor Louie: Be For Real (1996)

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The third album by Jeffrey Lewis' incredible writing/rapping uncle Victor Lewis, AKA Professor Louie - a huge influence on Jeff's writing. This album features the amazing tracks "Without Justice" and "Blood For Oil," among others...  and an epic track that many consider to be Professor Louie's urban blight masterpeice, "Walking Dead."

Professor Louie

Be For Real (available on CD $8 or cassette tape $5)

01. Without Justice
02. Dinosaur Love
03. Be For Real
04. Walking Dead
05. More Than a Dreamer
06. Blood For Oil
07. New York City
08. If It's Not One Thing

Other musicians on this album:

Fast Eddie Hernandez

Oliver Lake

Bev Grant

Pheeroan Ak-Laff

Charles Dougherty

Perry Robinson

Alonzo Gardner

Jon Fromer

Reed Fromer

Rande Harris

Maria Breyer

Talata Reeves

Pat Bailey

Jeff Van Nostrand


Professor Louie is a spoken-word performer/political rapper/social activist who's been putting out underground albums in New York since 1985.  Along with percussionist Fast Eddie, Professor Louie has been entertaining and enlightening audiences for decades.  Called a genius by Pete Seeger on many occasions, the phenomenon known as Professor Louie grew out of the 1960's radical theater group The Pageant Players and evolved via guerrilla solo performances in the streets and parks of New York City in the early 80's.  Eschewing the music industry entirely, Professor Louie has performed at countless rallies, protests, benefits and other gatherings for social justice.  He continues to release albums on the completely independent FREE BROOKLYN NOW imprint.  For additional information or bookings contact FREE BROOKLYN NOW, 399 14th Street, Brooklyn, New York, 11215. (718) 768-8728.

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