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First Blues: Rags, Ballads and Harmonium Songs
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composed by Allen Ginsberg, 1926-1997; produced by Samuel Barclay Charters, 1929-2015 and Ann Charters, 1936- (Folkways Records, 1981), 52 mins

Legendary Beat poet Allen Ginsberg explores the fusion of poetry and music in this rare 1970s recording. Called a "venerated bard of resistance" Ginsberg sought "how the raw mind actually works" through poetry. This collection of fun ditties spouts against capitalism, among other things, and is an amusing and enj...

composed by Allen Ginsberg, 1926-1997; produced by Samuel Barclay Charters, 1929-2015 and Ann Charters, 1936- (Folkways Records, 1981), 52 mins
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produced by Jerome Rothenberg (Folkways Records, 1968), 42 mins
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God's Trombones by James Weldon Johnson
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written by James Weldon Johnson, 1871-1938; produced by Scotti D'Arcy, 1923-1990 (Folkways Records, 1965), 38 mins

Serving as Visiting Professor of Creative Literature at NYU and working as an author of various published works throughout his career, James Weldon Johnson was an artist as well as an activist for racial justice for blacks. During his service as Secretary, then Vice President and member of the Board of Directors...

written by James Weldon Johnson, 1871-1938; produced by Scotti D'Arcy, 1923-1990 (Folkways Records, 1965), 38 mins
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(Folkways Records, 1965), 1 hour 5 mins
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Letter to Young Sisters and Other Poems by Nancy Dupree
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written by Nancy Dupree (Folkways Records, 1979), 50 mins

"You are invited to take [these] poems, fold them neatly, and tuck them away in the corner of your soul reserved for food." Dupree’s vibrant nature is matched only by the passion which emanates from her poems and particularly in this collection dedicated to the issues faced by the African-American woman. Thoug...

written by Nancy Dupree (Folkways Records, 1979), 50 mins
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Lucien Stryk: Selected Poems
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written by Lucien Stryk (Folkways Records, 1983), 57 mins
written by Lucien Stryk (Folkways Records, 1983), 57 mins
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(Folkways Records, 1961), 39 mins
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Margaret Walker Alexander Reads Langston Hughes, P.L. Dunbar, J.W. Johnson
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written by James Weldon Johnson, 1871-1938, Langston Hughes, 1902-1967 and Paul Laurence Dunbar, 1872-1906 (Folkways Records, 1975), 55 mins

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...

written by James Weldon Johnson, 1871-1938, Langston Hughes, 1902-1967 and Paul Laurence Dunbar, 1872-1906 (Folkways Records, 1975), 55 mins
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Medieval Romance Poetry
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produced by Mario A. Pei, 1901-1978 (Folkways Records, 1961), 1 hour 16 mins
produced by Mario A. Pei, 1901-1978 (Folkways Records, 1961), 1 hour 16 mins
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