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Huncke reading at SUNY Buffalo in 1966

Herbert Huncke reads 'Whitey' & part of 'Detroit Redhead' at the SUNY Buffalo Spring Festival in 1966. Only known recording—transferred from cassette.

Part 1:

Sound quality pretty good—some clipping & distortion.

Student Q&A after 'Whitey' has Huncke fielding questions like: "What's hash?" "What's 'cracking a crib'?"

Photo: Louis Cartwright

Part 2:

Sound quality OK—some clipping & distortion. Cuts off before the end of the piece.

Photo: David Sands