CD - Professor Louie: Hurricane (2007)

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The latest release by the man called a genius by Pete Seeger on many occasions, Jeffrey Lewis' rapping uncle Victor, AKA Professor Louie.  A big influence on Jeffrey's songwriting, 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.  The album "Hurricane" includes the withering title track, an epic rap reaction to the Katrina disaster in New Orleans (which was performed by Professor Louie [with back-up from Jeffrey's band] on the BBC in London in 2007).

Professor Louie

Hurricane 

1. Hurricane 

2. For His Eyes Only 

3. Knishes 

4. Corporate Power 

5. Upside Down 

6. Eating Sushi 

7. Prison Yard 

8. Next To You 

9. High John The Revolution 

10. War

 

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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