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And the tin pan bended and the story ended...
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(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2004), 1 hour 20 mins
For a performer who never dreamt of being a "folksinger," Dave Van Ronk left a deep mark on the entire folksong revival. His jazz-trained voice, masterful guitar technique, and sharp wit endeared him to audiences everywhere; his generosity of spirit earned him friendship with artists such as Phil Ochs, Bob Dylan,...
(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2004), 1 hour 20 mins
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An Anthology of African American Poetry for Young People
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produced by Arna Bontemps, 1902-1973 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1990), 31 mins
Arna Bontemps’s readings of poems by Sterling Brown, Langston Hughes, and Claude McKay highlight this compilation. Chosen for their ability to engage and entertain children, the selections are drawn from Bontemps’s well-known book, Golden Slippers (Harpers). "These are kind and gentle poems." —AudioFile
produced by Arna Bontemps, 1902-1973 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1990), 31 mins
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Anthology of Negro Poets in the U.S.A. - 200 Years
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(Folkways Records, 1955), 45 mins

Anthology of Negro Poets in the U.S.A. is the aural complement to “The Poetry of the Negro, 1746-1949,” edited by Langston Hughes along with Arna Bontemps - who reads the selections heard on this album. This collection characterizes the rich history of poetry in the African American community, including slav...

(Folkways Records, 1955), 45 mins
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Doc Tate Nevaquaya:Comanche Flute
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(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2004), 45 mins
Doc Tate Nevaquaya (1932-1996) expressed his Comanche heritage musically through the Native American flute. His compositions and arrangements of a variety of Native American vocal genres have inspired a new generation of Native American and nonnative flute players. Although the older flute tradition declined dur...
(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2004), 45 mins
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Feelings of Love not Yet Expressed: An Album of Poetry by the Neo Black Women in Poetry
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written by Amirh Bahati, Jo-Anne McKnight and China Clark (Folkways Records, 1976), 40 mins

Founded by China Clark, Jo-Anne McKnight, and Amirh Bahati, the Neo Black Women in Poetry is a collaborative poetry group “formed to expose the diversity among Black Women but more importantly, to bring about the unity of souls – Black/White, Man/Woman. “ In this collection of twenty poems it is often uncl...

written by Amirh Bahati, Jo-Anne McKnight and China Clark (Folkways Records, 1976), 40 mins
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performed by Bilal Abdurahman; in Innovative Rhythmic and Tonal Textures for Developing Creative Motor Skill Activities (Folkways Records, 1976), 3 mins
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Langston Hughes' Jericho-Jim Crow
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written by Langston Hughes, 1902-1967; produced by Frances Drucker, 1901-1970 (Folkways Records, 1964), 1 hour 13 mins

Jericho-Jim Crow by Langston Hughes is a musical production that focuses on themes from the civil rights movement and features music significant to the same period. Performers include former cast members of the original Broadway production of Porgy and Bess as well as gospel singers who made a living touring a...

written by Langston Hughes, 1902-1967; produced by Frances Drucker, 1901-1970 (Folkways Records, 1964), 1 hour 13 mins
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Langston Hughes' The Best of Simple
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written by Langston Hughes, 1902-1967 (Folkways Records, 1961), 40 mins

Melvin Stewart ‘s acting career took off when he was cast in Langston Hughes’ play, Simply Heavenly. The show started as an Off-Broadway production, moved to Broadway, then toured in Europe before returning to New York City. The pieces Stewart reads on this album, The Best of Simple, are taken from Hughes’...

written by Langston Hughes, 1902-1967 (Folkways Records, 1961), 40 mins
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Lest We Forget, Vol. 2: Birmingham, Alabama, 1963 - Mass Meeting
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(Folkways Records, 1980), 50 mins

Songs played a large role in the movement to close the racial divide in America during the 1960s, and prayers, chants, sermons, and shouts were also fundamental to this task. Guy and Candie Carawan recorded Martin Luther King, Jr. and Ralph Albernathy speaking just after they were arrested for attempting to, as C...

(Folkways Records, 1980), 50 mins
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Margaret Walker Reads Margaret Walker and Langston Hughes
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written by Margaret Walker and Langston Hughes, 1902-1967 (Folkways Records, 1975), 53 mins

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 “St...

written by Margaret Walker and Langston Hughes, 1902-1967 (Folkways Records, 1975), 53 mins
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