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Voice Of: Selected Poetry & Prose
Langston Hughes
Voice Of: Selected Poetry & Prose
Genres: Jazz, Special Interest, Pop
 
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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. A...  more »

      
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All Artists: Langston Hughes
Title: Voice Of: Selected Poetry & Prose
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Smithsonian Folkways
Original Release Date: 1/25/1995
Re-Release Date: 1/24/1995
Genres: Jazz, Special Interest, Pop
Style: Poetry, Spoken Word & Interviews
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 093074700129

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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

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A Wonderful Treasure Among the Gold Mine of American Poetry
austudent | Auburn, AL | 05/14/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This CD is amazing! Langston Hughes delivery of his poetry is definitely from his heart and the listener feels as though he or she is in Hughes' presence. My favorite aspect of this CD is track17 "Rhythms of The World." On this track, Hughes discusses rhythmic elements of poetry. He is a wonderful teacher and, most importantly, speaks boldly -- through his poetry -- of social, political, personal, and spiritual conditions during the Harlem Renaissance."