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px.gif Hughes reading
From Looking for Langston by Issac Julien
[SanKoFa Film and Video 1989]
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Performance of "Listen Here Blues"
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Reading of the poem "Harlem"
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James Baldwin on reading Hughes' poetry
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Hughes on writing about Harlem
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Hughes on social action's two minds
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All other video clips from From Voices & Visions
[© The New York Center for Visual History, 1988]
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px.gif From The Voice of Langston Hughes
[© 1995 Smithsonian/Folkways Recordings]
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Albert
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As I Go (from Tambourines to Glory)
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Breath of a Spiritual (Feet O' Jesus)
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Dreams
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Feet Live Their Own Life (from Simple Speaks His Mind)
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I'm Gonna Testify (from Tambourines to Glory)
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Homesick Blues
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I, Too
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Ma Lord
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Mother to Son
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The Negro Speaks of Rivers
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Night and Morn
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Prayer
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Prayer Meeting
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Rhythms of the World (excerpt based on The First Book of Rhythms)
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Introduction of Simple (from Simple Speaks His Mind)
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Simple Prays a Prayer (from Simple Speaks His Mind)
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The Struggle (from The Glory of Negro History)
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The Story of the Blues (excerpt from The Story of Jazz, based on The First Book of Jazz)
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The Weary Blues
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Youth
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px.gif From Langston Hughes Reads (BBC broadcasts, 1962 & 1964)
[© BBC Enterprises 1962 & 1964. Published by HarperCollins 1980 & 1992]
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One Way Ticket
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One Way Ticket Commentary
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The Negro Speaks of Rivers
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The Negro Speaks of Rivers Commentary
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Puzzled
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Puzzled Commentary
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Trumpet Player: 52nd Street
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Trumpet Player: 52nd Street Commentary
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Ballad of the Gypsy
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Kid Sleepy
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Southern Mammy Songs
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Migrant
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Migrant Commentary
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Mama and Daughter
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Sylvester's Dying Bed
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Sylvester's Dying Bed Commentary
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Intern at Provident Hospital
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Intern at Provident Hospital Commentary
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Merry Go Round
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Ku Klux Klan
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The South
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Mulatto
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Out of Work
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In Explanation of Our Times
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Dinner Guest: Me
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Cultural Exchange
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px.gif The Weary Blues - a suite of poems set to a jazz background by Charles Mingus and Leonard Feather, featuring the Horace Parlan Trio and an All-Star Sextet.

A seamless recording comprising:
Blues Montage; Opening Blues; Blues Montage; Commercial Theater; Morning After; Could Be; Testament; Consider Me; The Stranger; Midnight Stroll; Backstage; Dream Montage; Weird Nightmare; Double G Train; Jump Monk.
(© 1990 Polygram Records, Inc.)
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px.gif Songs by Langston Hughes
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African Lady (music by Randy Weston) performed by Abbey Lincoln (1961)
(© 1989 Candid Productions)
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Baby, What's Your Alibi? (music by David Martin) performed by Nellie Lutcher (1950)
(© 1995 Capitol Records)
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A Boy Like You
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Lonely Home (a.k.a. Lonely House)
(music by Kurt Weill) performed by the cast of Street Scene (1947)

(© CBS Masterworks)
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Backlash Blues (music by Nina Simone) performed by Nina Simone (ca. 1982)
(© 1998 Intermusic S.A.)
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Freedom Road (music by Emerson Harper) performed by Josh White (1944)
(© 1998 Smithsonian/Folkways Recordings)
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Love Is Like Whiskey (music by Roger Segure) performed by Midge Williams and Her Jazz Jesters (1938)
(© 1994 Classics Records)
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px.gif Musical Settings of Poems by Langston Hughes
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Minstrel Man (music by Margaret Bonds)
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Dream Variations (music by Margaret Bonds)
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I, Too (music by Margaret Bonds)
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Death of an Old Seaman (music by Cecil Cohen)
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Faithful One (music by Robert Owens)
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Genius Child (music by Robert Owens)
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Song to the Dark Virgin (music by Florence B. Price)
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The Negro Speaks of Rivers (music by Howard Swanson)
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performed by Odekhiren Amaize, Bass-Baritone, and David Korevaar, Piano (1998)
(© 1999 Odekhiren Amaize)
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Madame and the Rent Man (music by Elie Siegmeister)
performed by Esther Hinds, soprano, and Alan Mandel, piano [??? On CD]
(© 1999 Composers Recordings, Inc.)
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