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Posted By: Jim Dixon
11-Dec-12 - 07:08 PM
Thread Name: I need a word or term: spoken song?
Subject: RE: I need a word or term: spoken song?
Bob Ryszkiewicz: I listened to your recordings of THE GHOST OF ELVIS and THE SOUL EATER—they are both available on Spotify—and they definitely fit the genre I am trying to define. However, I think "spoken word" is too broad a category. The Grammy Awards has a category called "Best Spoken Word Album" which includes "poetry, audio books and story telling" according to the current definition. Some recent winners are:

2011: "If You Ask Me (And of Course You Won't)" by Betty White

2010: "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Presents Earth (the audiobook)" by John Stewart

2009: "Always Looking Up" by Michael J. Fox

If I'm not mistaken, those are all audiobooks.