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Rev. Jesse JacksonI Am Somebody (1971)Respect
Damn right I am Somebody! I am a man! Classic spoken word album (as used by the JBs). Original USA gatefold 1971 LPOriginal USA Vinyl G+  /Sleeve...
Somewhere In Advance Of NowhereBy Jayne CortezHigh Risk Books (1997)
Singer and vocalist Cortez (who was married to Ornette Coleman) book of poetry.  "Jayne Cortez's Blues speak of a poet who knows where she...
Nikki GiovanniLike A Ripple On A Pond (1973)NikTom Records
Gospel, proto-rap stompers from poet Nikki Giovanni, 1973
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Adventures In RhythmWith Ella Jenkins and her Rhythm WorkshopSmithsonian Folkways
Originally released in 1959, this is an engaging progression of simple to complex rhythmic concepts with Rhythm Workshop participants that is particularly...
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Street and Gangland RhythmsBeats And Improvisations By Six Boys In Trouble (1959)Smithsonian Folkways
Street percussion, drumming, songs and chants recorded in New York in 1959 by a group of street kids. Kind of like a prototype Haryou Percussion Group...
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Sarah Webster FabioJujus - Alchemy of the Blues (1976)Smithsonian Folkways
Super-tough funky, funky, funky female proto-rap poetry from Sarah Webster Fabio. Killer! Armed with an incredible rhythm section this album is a classic...
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Early Rappers Hipper Than Hop - The Ancestors Of Rap Trikont
Jive, talking blues, spoken poetry, soul preaching and love raps: long before the advent of hip hop, afro-american rappers were forging their verse into...
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Black Arts MovementLiterary Nationalism In The 1960's And 1970'sUniversity Of North Carolina Press
Emerging from a matrix of Old Left, black nationalist, and bohemian ideologies and institutions, African American artists and intellectuals in the 1960s...
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Sarah Webster FabioBoss Soul: 12 Poems by Sarah Webster Fabio (1972)Smithsonian Folkways
Tough, tough, tough proto-female rap featuring raw percussion and super-funky accompaniment. This is like Gil Scott Heron's '125th and Lennox' album meets...
Movement SoulMovement Soul Vol. 2Smithsonian Folkways
Excellent album featuring documentary commentary ( mainly from radio broadcasts) on lots of black political subjects ( such as Black Pilots in the US air...
We Shall Overcome:Documentary of the March on Washington (1963)Smithsonian Folkways
Audio Documentary featuring  Joan Baez, Martin Luther King, President Kennedy, Odetta, Bob Dylan and more. Features Martin Luther King's famous...
WNEW's Story of SelmaWNEW's Story of SelmaSmithsonian Folkways
Conversations and songs with folk singer Pete Seeger, Len Chandler and the Freedom Voices
Angela DavisAngela Davis Speaks (1971)Smithsonian Folkways
Radical Black Panther and black communist speaks out! Fascinating stuff including inteviews about and around the radical poet.
Nancy DupreeGhetto Reality (1969)Smithsonian Folkways
Black poet Nancy Dupree accompanied by a group of young kids. Songs include tributes to, amongst others, James Brown.
Huey NewtonHuey! Listen, Whitey (1972)Smithsonian Folkways
Two recordings of Black Panther and activist Huey Newton, the first is from the soundtrack of 'Huey!', the second is from the film 'Listen...'
Sarah Webster FabioSoul Ain't Soul Is: Poems by Sarah Webster Fabio (1973)Smithsonian Folkways
Sarah Webster's black poetry. Some tracks feature conga accompaniment in a Gil Scott Heron/Last Poets stylee! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!
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Langston HughesThe Voice Of Langston HughesSmithsonian Folkways
Includes the classic "I've Known Rivers", later recorded by Gary Bartz ("The Negro Speaks Of Rivers")
Sarah Webster FabioTogether To The Tune Of Coltrane's Equinox (1977)Smithsonian Folkways
Sarah Webster Fabio raps her poetry over some funky tunes and deep jazz (such as Coltrane's "Equinox"). Recommended.
Langston HughesLangston Hughes' Jericho - Jim Crow (1964)Smithsonian Folkways
Performance by Langston Hughes.
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Paul RobesonThe Collector's Paul RobesonSmithsonian Folkways
Collection of the great operatic singers music.
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Langston HughesThe Dream Keeper And Other Poems (1955)Smithsonian Folkways
Excellent collection of poems and narration from Langston Hughes! Recommended!
Langston HughesThe Glory Of Negro History (1955)Smithsonian Folkways
The history of Black life as told by the great poet and writer Langston Hughes.
Langston HughesThe Story Of Jazz: The First Album Of Jazz For Children (1954)Smithsonian Folkways
Langston Hughes narrates the history and evolution of Jazz in the USA. Classic recording.
Uncle Bouqui of HaitiBy Harold Courlander, read by Augusta Baker (1956)Smithsonian Folkways
Haitian folk tales written by celebrated anthropologist and music documentarist Harold Courlander.
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Voices of the Civil Rights MovementBlack American Freedom Songs 1960-1966smithsonian folkways
This super double-CD reissue documents a central aspect of the cultural environment of the Civil Rights Movement, acknowledging songs as the language that...
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