The Voice Of Langston Hughes

Langston Hughes

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Format: CD

Cat No: SFW47001

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Release Date:  30 January 1995

Label:  Smithsonian Folkways

Packaging Type:  Jewel Case

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  093074700129

Genres:  Spoken Word  

  • Description

    Combines poetry, Afro-American history, folklore, humor, jazz, and gospel music—subjects of enduring interest in the 46-year literary career of Langston Hughes, the most versatile and prolific author of his generation. All ages can share Hughes's humor in these recordings from the 1950s. Selections culled from six previously released Folkways albums feature works of the late Hughes spanning the years 1925-1932. The author reads poetry from The Dream Keeper and Other Poems, prose from Simple Speaks His Mind, and he narrates his text of The Story of Jazz, Rhythms of the World and The Glory of Negro History. These treasured selections offer part of the rich legacy of an American author whose writing remains timeless. "Captured here are the deadpan humor, wit, eloquence, and regal distinctivness of the Harlem Bard's voice and delivery" —URB

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. The Negro Speaks Of Rivers
      • 2. I, Too
      • 3. The Weary Blues
      • 4. Homesick Blues
      • 5. The Story Of The Blues
      • 6. Night & Morn
      • 7. Breath Of A Spiritual
      • 8. Prayer
      • 9. Prayer Meeting
      • 10. Ma Lord
      • 11. I'm Gonna Testify
      • 12. Albert
      • 13. Mother Of Son
      • 14. Dreams
      • 15. Youth
      • 16. The Struggle
      • 17. Rhythms Of The World
      • 18. Simple-Intro.
      • 19. Feet Live Their Own Life
      • 20. Simple Prays A Prayer
      • 21. As I Go