Monday, September 7, 2009

Ask Your Mama!

Show Description for Sunday 09/06/2009

This week on the four o'clock hour we continue our explorations of the great poet, playwright, essayist and author, Langston Hughes. Featured this hour will be a very scarce recording of Mr. Hughes narrating, The Story of Jazz. This unusual recording was made for Folkways as a companion to Mr. Hughes book for children, The First Book of Jazz, published by Ecco and still widely available.

Throughout the program we will also listen in on Mr. Hughes reading from his masterwork, Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz.

Please join me in this special broadcast honoring one of the true masters of American art.

Track Artist Song Album Label

King Pleasure Diaper Pin (That Old Black Magic) Mr. Jazz United Artists

Wynton Kelly Keep It Moving Kelly Blue Riverside

Red Garland On Green Dolphin Street Bright & Breezy Jazzland

Sarah Vaughn You're Not The Kind Sarah Vaughn Emarcy

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Mabel Mercer Delovely Sings Cole Porter Atlantic

Lee Morgan Candy Candy Blue Note

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Langston Hughes Ask Your Mama The Black Verse Buddha

Sarah Vaughn Summertime After Hours Columbia

Sarah Vaughn Street of Dreams After Hours Columbia

Duke Ellington New York City Blues Monologue CBS - France

Duke Ellington Rock Skippin' At The Blue Note Monologue CBS - France

Duke Ellington featuring Lil Greenwood Walkin' & Singin' The Blues Primpin for the Prom CBS-France

Langston Hughes Bird In Orbit The Black Verse Buddha

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Langston Hughes The Story of Jazz The Story of Jazz Folkways

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Charles Mingus Ysabel's Table Dance Tijuana Moods RCA

Abbey Lincoln When Malindy Sings Straight Ahead Candid

Ernestine Anderson Sunny Sunshine Concord

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Mabel Mercer Experiment Sings Cole Porter Atlantic

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