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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...
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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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.
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!!!
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 HughesThe Dream Keeper And Other Poems (1955)Smithsonian Folkways
Excellent collection of poems and narration from Langston Hughes! Recommended!
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...