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Hunger is From


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Written by Ken Nordine and Fred Katz
Date 1957
Source Word Jazz (album)

"Hunger is From" is a musical number with a spoken word performance by Ken Nordine (in a rhythmic manner, akin to beat poetry, what Nordine termed "word jazz"). He speaks about midnight snacking, samples a variety of foods, and describes them to the listener.

The song was used in a segment of Sam and Friends in which Yorick lipsyncs the dialogue while eating a plate full of food. Unlike most segments of Sam and Friends, it survived in color.

The instrumentation uses jazz backing by the Fred Katz Group, with cellist Katz and percussionist Chico Hamilton (billed as "Forest Horn").

Sam & Friends - Where Hunger Is From (color)03:39

Sam & Friends - Where Hunger Is From (color)

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