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LANGSTON HUGHES - The Voice of Langston Hughes

LANGSTON HUGHES - The Voice of Langston Hughes


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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

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

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