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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...'
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!
Langston HughesThe Glory Of Negro History (1955)Smithsonian Folkways
The history of Black life as told by the great poet and writer Langston Hughes.
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...