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Roy Kotynek and John Cohassey

 
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Join co-authors Roy Kotynek and John Cohassey as they take you through a video tour of their new book American Cultural Rebels. Click the Play button on each video to view.

Oakland University Symposium - Part I

Co-author Roy Kotynek explains how his life experiences lead him to writing the book.

Oakland University Symposium - Part II

Co-author Roy Kotynek continues on how the shortage of materials for his class made him realize the need for a book.

Oakland University Symposium - Part III

Co-author Roy Kotynek Discusses how he and John Cohassey were able to link people and events over the years and their influence of the counter cultures of their times and future times.

Oakland University Symposium - Part IV

Co-author John Cohassey discusses the difficulties of trying to get the book published.

Oakland University Symposium - Part V

Co-author John Cohassey discusses avant garde music's journey through the 20th Century.

Listen to co-author John Cohassey's interview on WDET as he discusses his article in the January 2010 issue of Metrotime about Jack Kerouac's experiences in Detroit.
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Listen to an interview with Seattle's Steve Freeborn as he talks about his involvement in the city's music scene.
Listen to co-author John Cohassey's interview on WDET as he discusses the book and last October's Avant Garde symposium. john cohassey wdet interview

Introduction to American Cultural Rebels

Co-author John Cohassey gives his introduction to the book.

Introduction to American Cultural Rebels

Co-author Roy Kotynek gives his introduction to the book.

Bebop

Co-author John Cohassey discusses the evolution of 1930's Swing Jazz into modern jazz or bebop.

 

O'Keeffe and Stieglitz Part I

Co-author Roy Kotynek discusses the beginning of the relationship between Alfred Stieglitz and Georgia O'Keeffe

Ken Kesey

Co-author John Cohassey remembers his conversations with novelist Ken Kesey about the book, Jackson Pollack and Jack Kerouac

Frank Zappa

Co-Author John Cohassey discusses musician/artist Frank Zappa and his adaptation of avant garde forms during a taping of the Steve Allan Show in 1963

O'Keeffe and Stieglitz Part II

Co-Author Roy Kotynek continues his discussion of the stormy relationship between Alfred Stieglitz and Georgia O'Keeffe

O'Keeffe and Stieglitz Part III

Co-author Roy Kotynek discusses the end of the personal and professional relationship between Alfred Stieglitz and Georgia O'Keeffe.

O'Keeffe and Stieglitz Part IV

Co-author Roy Kotynek discusses Georgia O'Keeffe's break down and move to New Mexico where she rediscovers her own identity.

Jack Kerouac and Charlie Parker

Co-Author John Cohassey discusses how Charlie Parker's improvisational jazz style affected the writing style of Jack Kerouac.

Rob Tyner and the MC5

Co-author Roy Kotynek discusses the influence of avant garde jazz artists such as John Coltrane on 1960's rock musicians like MC5's Rob Tyner.

O'Keeffe and Hamilton Part I

Co-author Roy Kotynek discusses Georgia O'Keeffe's relationship with John "Juan" Hamilton toward the end of her life.

Walt Whitman and America's First Bohemians

Co-Author John Cohassey Discusses Walt Whitman and America's first Bohemians just before the Civil War.

O'Keeffe and Hamilton Part II

Co-author Roy Kotynek continues his discussion of Georgia O'Keeffe's relationship with John "Juan" Hamilton toward the end of her life.

Art Blakey Part I: Greenwich Village

Co-author John Cohassey interviews Tiger Pearson as he talks about Art Blakey's Greenwich Village apartment

Art Blakey Part II: Miles Davis

Co-author John Cohassey interviews Tiger Pearson as he talks about Art Blakey's shakey relationship with Miles Davis

Art Blakey Part III: Charlie Parker

Co-author John Cohassey interviews Tiger Pearson as he talks about Art Blakey's relationship with Charlie Parker

Art Blakey Part IV: Charlie Parker

Co-author John Cohassey interviews Tiger Pearson as he talks about seeing Charlie Parker in New York and Detroit

Visiting Ezra - Part I

Author John Cohassey narrates this soliloquy (first-person) of Ezra Pound. This work is set in St. Elizabeths where the poet was institutionalized from 1946 to 1958.

Visiting Ezra - Part II

Author John Cohassey narrates this soliloquy (first-person) of Ezra Pound. This work is set in St. Elizabeths where the poet was institutionalized from 1946 to 1958.

Author John Cohassey narrates this soliloquy (first-person) of Ezra Pound. This work is set in St. Elizabeths where the poet was institutionalized from 1946 to 1958.

Visiting Ezra - Part IV

Author John Cohassey narrates this soliloquy (first-person) of Ezra Pound. This work is set in St. Elizabeths where the poet was institutionalized from 1946 to 1958.

Visiting Ezra - Part V

Author John Cohassey narrates this soliloquy (first-person) of Ezra Pound. This work is set in St. Elizabeths where the poet was institutionalized from 1946 to 1958.

 

 
     
 

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About the authors

Professor Roy Kotynek of Oakland University in southeastern Michigan has been a History Department faculty member since 1967.

John Cohassey is an arts historian, and writer of both fiction and non-fiction, including Toast of the Town (Wayne State Univ. Press, 1998).

 
 
 

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