A spoken word album is a recording of spoken material, a predecessor of the contemporary audiobook genre. Rather than featuring music or songs, the content of spoken word albums include political speeches, dramatic readings of historical documents, dialogue from a film soundtrack, dramatized versions of literary classics, stories for children, and comedic material. The Grammy for Best Spoken Word Album has been awarded annually since 1959.
Spoken word groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs.
The Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album has been awarded since 1959. The award had several minor name changes: In 1959 the award was known as Best Performance, Documentary or Spoken Word. From 1960 to 1961 it was awarded as Best Performance – Documentary or Spoken Word (other than comedy). From 1962 to 1963 it was awarded as Best Documentary or Spoken Word Recording (other than comedy). From 1964 to 1965 it was awarded as Best Documentary, Spoken Word or Drama Recording (other than comedy).
San Francisco, CA. 11 miles from Oakland. Award-winning journalist Emil Guillermo speaks from the heart on race and diversity in America. A son of immigrants. ast Free Quote. Darius Simpson Speaks. But no one will do it with the eloquence and feeling that a spoken word artist can. Hire one of these artists to provide a solo performance of poems or lyrics or lead your guests in a poetry slam. Whether it be a corporate event or private party, your guests will feel the words spoken by these great artists
Spoken Word records contain poems, stories and sketches as recited by authors and actors, or they're documents of interviews and speeches with historical figures. Frequently, they're enhanced with musical backdrops, but throughout it all, the emphasis remains on the spoken word. Overview . Artists . Albums . Songs . Spoken Word Album Highlights.
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I’ve started a spoken word band. 2011, Armstrong State University, GA: Rafael is being interviewed as a spoken word artist with a band behind him, and there is some discussion of the blurred line between spoken word and rap. Daveed (a member of the band behind Rafa) crashes the interview, gets into Rafa’s space, mentions that he hasn’t yet been paid as promised, and complains that he hasn’t been given a chair because he’s not white.