Wednesday, December 2, 2009

1971 Les Crane Desiderata

1971 Desiderata
Les Crane
Louie Shelton - Personnel

Although a respected television and radio host throughout the late '50s and '60s, Les Crane will perhaps best be noted for this long player which garnered the voice-over talent a Grammy for "best spoken word recording" in 1971. "Desiderata," however was not penned by Crane and its' origins have been the subject of much erroneously perpetuated mythology. While space prohibits an unexpurgated account, the author of the text is Indiana native Max Ehrmann (1972-1945) who, in addition to being a poet, was also a barrister.

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