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Oral history of ESP-Disk to be published

Wesleyan University press is publishing an oral history of Bernard Stollman's ESP-Disk label later this year. Always In Trouble: An Oral History Of ESP-Disk, The Most Outrageous Record Label In America includes interviews with Bernard Stollman, plus Amiri Baraka, Gato Barbieri, Milford Graves, Roswell Rudd, Sirone, Sonny Simmons, James Zitro, Tom Rapp, Sunny Murray, and others.

Stollman launched the label in New York in 1964, and released Albert Ayler, Pharoah Sanders, Sun Ra, Giuseppi Logan, and others, going on to release William Burroughs and The Fugs. Always In Trouble: An Oral History Of ESP-Disk is due for release in May 2012. Full details, including chapter titles, here.