Saturday, February 02, 2013

Langston Blues

Yesterday would have been Langston Hughes' birthday. I always counted him as a chief blues poet, but I never knew the full extent til I heard this whole record today-courtesy of WHRB. The Weary Blues. Sounds a lot like Jack Kerouac - or vice versa. Backing ranges from Red Garland to Charles Mingus.

Blues Montage (Parts 1, 2, 3)

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