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Langston Hughes - Weary Blues Album

Performer: Langston Hughes
Genre: Jazz / Audio Files
Title: Weary Blues
Country: US
Released: 1966
Style: Poetry
Label: VSP
Catalog Number: VSP-36
FLAC version ZIP size: 1315 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 2505 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1862 mb
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 195


1Morning After
2Midnight Stroll
3Opening Blues
4Blues Montage
5The Stranger
6Dream Montage
8Could Be
9Commercial Theater
10Jump Monk
11Consider Me
12Weird Nightmare
13Double G Train


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
E3697Langston Hughes The Weary Blues With Langston Hughes ‎(LP, Album)MGM RecordsE3697US1958
841 660-2Langston Hughes, Charles Mingus And Leonard Feather Langston Hughes, Charles Mingus And Leonard Feather - Weary Blues ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM, RP)Verve Records, PolyGram841 660-2USUnknown
VSPS 36Langston Hughes Weary Blues ‎(LP, Album)VSPVSPS 36US1966
841 660-2Langston Hughes, Charles Mingus And Leonard Feather Langston Hughes, Charles Mingus And Leonard Feather - Weary Blues ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM)Verve Records841 660-2Germany1990
841 660-2Langston Hughes, Charles Mingus And Leonard Feather Langston Hughes, Charles Mingus And Leonard Feather - Weary Blues ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM)Verve Records, PolyGram841 660-2US1990


  • Arranged ByCharles Mingus (tracks: B1 to B8), Leonard Feather (tracks: A1 to A7)
  • BassCharles Mingus (tracks: B1 to B8), Milt Hinton (tracks: A1 to A7)
  • DrumsKenny Dennis (tracks: B1 to B8), Osie Johnson (tracks: A1 to A7)
  • EngineerVal Valentin
  • Engineer [Remastering]Don Young
  • PianoAl Williams (tracks: A1 to A7), Horace Parlan (tracks: B1 to B8)
  • ProducerLeonard Feather
  • Tenor SaxophoneShafi Hadi (tracks: B1 to B8)
  • Tenor Saxophone, ClarinetSam (The Man) Taylor (tracks: A1 to A7)
  • TromboneJimmy Knepper (tracks: B1 to B8), Vic Dickenson (tracks: A1 to A7)
  • TrumpetRed Allen (tracks: A1 to A7)
  • VocalsLangston Hughes


The recordings contained in this album were previously released in the MGM album entitled "Weary" Blues (E-3697).


  • Matrix / Runout: VSP 36 side 1 mg596
  • Matrix / Runout: VSP 36 side 2 mg597


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 BluesBlues MontageCommercial TheaterMorning AfterCould BeTestament. Consider Me: The StrangerMidnight StrollBackstage. Langston Hughes: The Dream Keeper - Eric Mingus, The Langston Hughes Project. Лента с персональными рекомендациями и музыкальными новинками, радио, подборки на любой вкус, удобное управление своей коллекцией. Weary Blues. Similar Albums to Weary Blues. Miles Davis. African-American poet, Langston Hughes recites his poem, The Weary Blues 1925 to jazz accompaniment with the Doug Parker Band on the CBUT CBC Vancouver. The Weary Blues - Langston Hughes. Langston Hughes's The Weary Blues, first published in 1925, describes a black piano player performing a slow, sad blues song. This performance takes place in a club in Harlem, a segregated neighborhood in New York City. The poem thus reflects on the immense beauty of black art-and the immense pain that lies beneath it. You can read the full text of The Weary Blues here. Get the enti. 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 works historical context. The Weary Blues. Langston Hughes - 1902-1967. Droning a drowsy syncopated tune, Rocking back and forth to a mellow croon, I heard a Negro play. Down on Lenox Avenue the other night By the pale dull pallor of an old gas light He did a lazy sway. He did a lazy sway. To the tune o' those Weary Blues. With his ebony hands on each ivory key He made that poor piano moan with melody. O Blues Swaying to and fro on his rickety stool He played that sad raggy tune like a musical fool. Sweet Blues Coming from a black man's soul. O Blues . Langston Hughes, The Weary Blues from The Collected Works of Langston Hughes. Copyright 2002 by Langston Hughes. Reprinted by permission of Harold Ober Associates, Inc. Source: The Collected Works of Langston Hughes University of Missouri Press BkMk Press, 1987. More About this Poem. The Weary Blues is one of Langston Hughes's blues poems. It appears in the collection of poetry by the same name, which was published in 1926 - not long after Hughes had moved to Harlem and immersed himself in the flourishing arts and culture scene there. Before the collection came out, The Weary Blues won the prestigious literary contest sponsored by Opportunity magazine, which was distributed by the Urban League. Hughes supposedly wrote The Weary Blues, which is about a singer performing on Lenox Avenue, after visiting a cabaret in Harlem