The Voice of Langston Hughes

The Voice of Langston Hughes

written by Langston Hughes, 1902-1967; produced by Faith Berry and Yusef Jones (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1995), 39 mins

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Field of Interest
World Music
Langston Hughes, 1902-1967
Combines poetry, Afro-American history, folklore, humor, jazz, and gospel music—subjects of enduring interest in the 46-year literary career of Langston Hughes, the most versatile and prolific author of his generation. All ages can share Hughes's humor in these recordings from the 1950s. Selections culled from six previously released Folkways albums feature works of the late Hughes spanning the years 1925-1932. The author reads poetry from The Dream Keeper and Other Poems, prose from Simple Speaks His Mind, and he narrates his text of The Story of Jazz, Rhythms of the World and The Glory of Negro History. These treasured selections offer part of the rich legacy of an American author whose writing remains timeless. "Captured here are the deadpan humor, wit, eloquence, and regal distinctivness of the Harlem Bard's voice and delivery" —URB
Content Type
Music recording
39 mins
Sub Genre
Spoken Word, Poetry
Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Faith Berry, Yusef Jones
Release Date
World Music, American Music, Music & Performing Arts, American Studies, United States and Canada, Estados Unidos y Canadá, Estados Unidos e Canadá, United States
Keywords and Translated Subjects
Estados Unidos y Canadá, Estados Unidos e Canadá

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