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Langston Hughes, Charles Mingus And Leonard Feather - Weary Blues album flac Performer: Langston Hughes
Title: Weary Blues
Style: Bop, Poetry
Released: 1990
Country: US
MP3 album: 1997 mb
FLAC album: 1147 mb
Rating: 4.6
Other formats: DTS DMF VOX TTA MPC FLAC MOD
Genre: Jazz / Not albums

Weary Blues (also referred to as The Weary Blues) is an album by American poet Langston Hughes reciting over jazz composed and arranged by Charles Mingus and Leonard Feather. The album was recorded in 1958 and first released on the MGM label. Blues Montage: Opening Blues/Blues Montage/Commercial Theater/Morning After/Could Be/Testament". Consider Me: The Stranger/Midnight Stroll/Backstage.

Featuring the super rare Weary Blues album where Hughes incisive poetry was set to music by Leonard Feather's All-Star Sextet and Charles Mingus and the Horace Parlan Quintet from two late 1950 s sessions. An early conceptual piece, The Weary Blues highlighted New York life in Harlem at the end of the 50s painting a vivid story in words and also some fine jazz playing. The set also features Hughes spoken word versions of some of the tracks along with other socially-charged pieces including the influential I Have Known Rivers, which has been interpreted by jazz and soul exponents on many.

Arranged By – Charles Mingus (tracks: 8 to 15), Leonard Feather (tracks: 1 to 7). Bass – Charles Mingus (tracks: 8 to 15), Milt Hinton (tracks: 1 to 7. The recordings contained in this album were previously released in the MGM album entitled "Weary" Blues (E-3697). Duration of tracks are not shown on the insert.

Weary Blues (also referred to as The Weary Blues) is an album by American poet Langston Hughes reciting over jazz composed and arranged by Charles Mingus and Leonard Feather Weary Blues Track listing. Dream Montage: Weird Nightmare/Double G Train/Jump Monk.

In 1958, Langston Hughes did a meek collaboration with jazz musicians. He read some of his poems to arrangements by Leonard Feather and Charles Mingus. Langston Hughes: Droning a drowsy syncopated tune, Rocking back and forth to a mellow croon, I heard a Negro play. Curtis Fox: On today’s program we’re going to sample some of the tracks of The Weary Blues, a recording from Verve Records. I’m joined by saxophonist and composer Charles Girard and by poet and multimedia performer Holly Bass. Their ensemble, Washington Music Of Eva, recently performed a recreation of The Weary Blues with original.

The Weary Blues describes the performance of a blues musician playing in a club on Lenox Avenue in Harlem. The piece mimics the tone and form of Blues music and uses free verse and closely resembles spoken English. The poem was written by Langston Hughes in 1925 during the Harlem Renaissance, a period of time when African-American artists, musicians, and writers enjoyed appreciation and popular acceptance. To begin, I will analyze the poem line by line, which you can read in full here. Finally, I will make note of the work’s historical context

The unofficial poet laureate of Harlem, Langston Hughes derived great inspiration from the everyday scenes and sounds of his surroundings. He was especially inspired by jazz and blues, spending hours in the nightclubs of Harlem and Washington, . listening and writing. I tried to write poems like the songs they sang on Seventh Street, he said of his poetry. The collaboration eventually resulted in the album The Weary Blues, which united Hughes’s voice and words with the music of Leonard Feather and Mingus. The first half of the album is conducted by Feather and features a traditional blues and gospel sound, while the latter half, with Mingus and his band, provides an organic jazzy groove for the poet's mellifluous voice to ride upon.

This 1960 album reinterprets 12 of Edgar Allan Poe’s best-known poems and stories into a swinging score. Although Poe is notoriously macabre, most of Morrow’s renditions are decidedly more upbeat, although certain tracks have a slightly sinister edge. It’s certainly a fun way to lighten the mood when diving into the darkest of Big Read authors. Listen to "The Raven. Perhaps no poet is more closely associated with jazz than Langston Hughes. As we noted on the blog last year, Hughes frequently collaborated with jazz musicians and was an outspoken proponent of the art form as a way to express African-American pride and culture. The album features Hughes reciting his poetry over compositions by Charles Mingus and Leonard Feather. Soulful, sultry, and filled with swing, this is the quintessential merging of jazz and poetry. Leaves of Grass by Fred Hersch.

Tracklist

1.1 Blues Montage
1.2 Opening Blues
1.3 Blues Montage
1.4 Commercial Theater
1.5 Morning After
1.6 Could Be
1.7 Testament
1.8 Consider Me
1.9 The Stranger
1.10 Midnight Stroll
1.11 Backstage
1.12 Dream Montage
1.13 Weird Nightmare
1.14 Double G Train
1.15 Jump Monk

Companies, etc.

  • Manufactured By – PolyGram Classics
  • Marketed By – PolyGram Classics
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – PolyGram Records, Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – PolyGram Records, Inc.
  • Made By – PDO, USA

Credits

  • Arranged By – Charles Mingus (tracks: 8 to 15), Leonard Feather (tracks: 1 to 7)
  • Bass – Charles Mingus (tracks: 8 to 15), Milt Hinton (tracks: 1 to 7)
  • Drums – Kenny Dennis (tracks: 8 to 15), Osie Johnson (tracks: 1 to 7)
  • Engineer – Val Valentin
  • Piano – Al Williams (tracks: 1 to 7), Horace Parlan (tracks: 8 to 15)
  • Producer, Liner Notes – Leonard Feather
  • Remastered By – Tom "Curly" Ruff*
  • Tenor Saxophone – Shafi Hadi (tracks: 8 to 15)
  • Tenor Saxophone, Clarinet – Sam (The Man) Taylor* (tracks: 1 to 7)
  • Trombone – Jimmy Knepper (tracks: 8 to 15), Vic Dickenson (tracks: 1 to 7)
  • Trumpet – Red Allen* (tracks: 1 to 7)
  • Vocals – Langston Hughes

Notes

The recordings contained in this album were previously released in the MGM album entitled "Weary" Blues (E-3697).
Duration of tracks are not shown on the insert. Checking via the computer using iTunes it shows only one track (Weary Blues) with a total time of 44:34, which means that the 15 titles are played continuously.
℗© 1990 PolyGram Records, Inc.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 422-841660-2 7
  • Matrix / Runout: 841 660-2 010 B MADE IN USA BY PDO
  • Mastering SID Code: none
  • Price Code: 0501

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
E3697 Langston Hughes The Weary Blues With Langston Hughes ‎(LP, Album) MGM Records E3697 US 1958
841 660-2 Langston Hughes, Charles Mingus And Leonard Feather Langston Hughes, Charles Mingus And Leonard Feather - Weary Blues ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM, RP) Verve Records, PolyGram 841 660-2 US Unknown
VSPS 36 Langston Hughes Weary Blues ‎(LP, Album) VSP VSPS 36 US 1966
841 660-2 Langston Hughes, Charles Mingus And Leonard Feather Langston Hughes, Charles Mingus And Leonard Feather - Weary Blues ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM) Verve Records 841 660-2 Germany 1990
VSP-36 Langston Hughes Weary Blues ‎(LP, Album, RE, RM) VSP VSP-36 US 1966