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Margaret Walker Reads Margaret Walker and Langston Hughes

Margaret Walker Reads Margaret Walker and Langston Hughes

Margaret Walker was one of the most respected poets not only in the African American community but in America at large. Reading selections from her most acclaimed collection of poetry “For My People,” Walker’s poetry expresses a collective historical identity in poems such as “Big John Henry” and “Stagolee.” Walker was heavily influenced by the poetry of Langston Hughes and it is thus fitting that she recites his poetry from Hughes’ “Madam” series.

Track Listing

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Madam's Past History Margaret Walker 1:00
102
Madam and her Madam Margaret Walker 0:51
103
Madam's Calling Card Margaret Walker 0:54
104
Madam and the Rent Man Margaret Walker 0:56
105
Madam and the Number Writer Margaret Walker 0:58
106
Madam and the Phone Bill Margaret Walker 1:23
107
Madam and the Charity Child Margaret Walker 0:57
108
Madam and the Fortune Teller Margaret Walker 1:04
109
Madam and the Wrong Visitor Margaret Walker 1:02
110
Madam and the Minister Margaret Walker 0:56
111
Madam and Her "Might Have Been.." Margaret Walker 1:07
112
Madam and the Census Man Margaret Walker 1:01
113
Ballad of the Landlord Margaret Walker 1:20
114
Harlem Margaret Walker 0:41
115
Dark Blood Margaret Walker 1:53
116
Southern Song and Sorrow Home Margaret Walker 3:18
117
Delta Margaret Walker 10:30
201
Molly Means Margaret Walker 3:30
202
Stagger Lee (Stagolee) Margaret Walker 1:40
203
Papa Chicken Margaret Walker 2:03
204
Kissie Lee Margaret Walker 2:40
205
Yalluh Hammuh Margaret Walker 2:27
206
Two Gun Buster and Trigger Slim Margaret Walker 2:43
207
Teacher Margaret Walker 1:09
208
Gus the Lion Man Margaret Walker 1:46
209
Long John Nelson and Sweetie Pie Margaret Walker 2:05
210
Big John Henry Margaret Walker 2:16

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