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Margaret Walker Alexander Reads Langston Hughes, P.L. Dunbar, J.W. Johnson

Margaret Walker Alexander Reads Langston Hughes, P.L. Dunbar, J.W. Johnson

In 1932, Margaret Walker, acclaimed poet, had the unique opportunity to hear both Langston Hughes and James Weldon Johnson recite their poetry. In this collection, Walker shares with listeners four of the “Seven Negro Sermons in Verse” that she herself heard Johnson read in New Orleans. Walker exceptionally executes the dialect of P.L. Dunbar’s poetry which speaks to life on the plantations as well as sings one of Hughes’ poems, “The Cat and the Saxophone.” (For more on Walker’s poetry see FW09795 and FW09796)

Track Listing

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The Party Margaret Walker 10:41
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When Melindy Sings Margaret Walker 3:53
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An Antebellum Sermon Margaret Walker 4:29
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A Coquette Conquered Margaret Walker 1:38
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105
In the Morning Margaret Walker 2:33
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When Dey Listed Colored Soldiers Margaret Walker 4:14
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Listen Lord (A Prayer) Margaret Walker 3:15
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The Prodigal Son Margaret Walker 7:38
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Go Down Death Margaret Walker 5:49
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Judgement Day Margaret Walker 6:31
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Negro Dancers Margaret Walker 0:58
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The Cat and the Saxophone Margaret Walker 0:57
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Cross Margaret Walker 0:53
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Mother to Son Margaret Walker 1:10

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