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The Voice of Langston Hughes

The Voice of Langston Hughes

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

Track Listing

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The Negro Speaks of Rivers Langston Hughes 0:46
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I Too Langston Hughes 0:34
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The Weary Blues Langston Hughes 1:42
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Homesick Blues Langston Hughes 0:46
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The Story of the Blues Langston Hughes 1:59
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Night and Morn Langston Hughes 0:32
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Breath of a Spiritual Langston Hughes 0:19
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Prayer Langston Hughes 0:19
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Prayer Meeting Langston Hughes 0:20
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Ma Lord Langston Hughes 1:50
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I'm Gonna Testify Langston Hughes 2:37
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Albert Langston Hughes 0:16
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Mother to Son Langston Hughes 0:49
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Dreams Langston Hughes 0:57
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Youth Langston Hughes 0:22
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The Struggle Langston Hughes 3:25
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Rhythms of the World Langston Hughes 7:34
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Simple-Intro Langston Hughes 2:33
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Feet Live Their Own Life Langston Hughes 5:47
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Simple Prayers a Prayer Langston Hughes 1:46
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As I Go Langston Hughes 2:40
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