Regie Gibson

This month's Feature: Regie Gibson

Regie Gibson, a winner of the 1998 National Slam Competition, was edged out for a second place finish in 1999's competition. We love him anyway. He has taught, lectured and performed in seven countries, most recently Cuba. He's also the Poet in Residence at the FEO Ellis Center and part of the music group Church of the Funky Word.

The following audio selections are taken from a reading given by Mr. Gibson at Healy's West Side in Forest Park, Illinois in September 2000.

Click here to stream all the audio selections.

 

 Introduction (286k)  Stream  Download 
 Unclothed (955k)  Stream  Download 
 Mississippi 66 (310k)  Stream  Download 
 In the Year I Loved Your Mother (472k)  Stream  Download 
 Warehouse (918k)  Stream  Download 
 The Moon (694k)  Stream  Download 
 I Will Not Know You Until I Have Watched You Sleep (822k)  Stream  Download 
 Rosita Mae (1,594k)  Stream  Download 

 

 
In January of 2001, Regie packed up and left Chicago to move to Boston, MA. (Lucky Beantown!) He was given a send-off at Chicago's Guild Complex. Many of his friends and fellow poets were there to wish him bon voyage and share a poem or two. Regie was kind enough to give the standing-room-only crowd a final performance.

The following pieces were excerpted from this performance. The works were performed by Maria McCray, Avant Retro, and, of course, Regie and friends. Our emcee for the evening was "Mario".

Due to the Regie's use of musical accompaniment, each piece is presented in both a standard low-fidelity format and an enhanced high fidelity format. The Lo-Fi pieces are more suited to streaming by folks with modems whereas the Hi-Fi pieces may be streamed by those with broadband connections (cable modem, DSL, etc.)

To stream all Lo-Fi selections, click here. To stream all Hi-Fi selections, click here.

 

Selection
Lo-Fi
Hi-Fi
Sunshine (Maria McCrae) Stream Download (711k) Stream Download (2177k)
Night Life (Avant Retro) Stream Download (558k) Stream Download (1770k)
In the House Tonight (Avant Retro) Stream Download (635k) Stream Download (2001k)
Introduction (Mario) Stream Download (186k) Stream Download (591k)
Drum Greeting Stream Download (1288k) Stream Download (3979k)
The Moon Stream Download (763k) Stream Download (2391k)
An Ode to My First Car Stream Download (383k) Stream Download (1193k)
Warehouse Stream Download (1069k) Stream Download (3323k)
"But He Jumped Up!" Stream Download (749k) Stream Download (2321k)
In the Year I Loved Your Mother Stream Download (722k) Stream Download (2261k)
Mira Stream Download (878k) Stream Download (2773k)
Get the Book (Promotion) Stream Download (118k) Stream Download (371k)

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