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Hughes Views on the Blues

Nap Turner
Hughes Views on the Blues
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For 23 years, Nap Turner hosted award-winning radio programming for Washington, D.C.'s Pacifica Radio affiliate WPFW. A fixture of his show, Turner would often recite Langston Hughes' stories of Jesse B. Simple, a man in Harlem who tells his quotidian woes to a writer (and Hughes stand-in), Boyd. Recounted over a jazz instrumental, Turner offers an engaging and insightful reading of Hughes' material, recorded in a city where Hughes had once lived. Originally released posthumously by the Right on Rhythm label in 2005, Hughes Views of the Blues was Turner's last album of recorded material in a performing career that spanned almost five decades.

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Langston Hughes Introduction to Simple Nap Turner 3:53
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Vacation Nap Turner 5:11
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Letting Off Steam Nap Turner 6:04
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Present for Joyce Nap Turner 8:35
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Self Protection Nap Turner 5:03
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For President Nap Turner 5:26
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High Bed Nap Turner 11:47
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The Moon Nap Turner 4:49
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Dog Days Nap Turner 7:27
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Again Cousin Minnie Nap Turner 6:44
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Lost Wife Nap Turner 4:50
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Coffee Break Nap Turner 5:59
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