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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...
    • Sarah Webster Fabio – Sweet songs
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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...
    • Sarah Webster Fabio – Work it out
    • Sarah Webster Fabio – Glimpses
    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...
    • Street and Gangland Rhythms – Ole
    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!!!
    • Sarah Webster Fabio – Soul ain't: soul is
    Langston HughesThe Voice Of Langston HughesSmithsonian Folkways
    Includes the classic "I've Known Rivers", later recorded by Gary Bartz ("The Negro Speaks Of Rivers")
    • Langston Hughes – The negro speaks of rivers
    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.
    • Angela Davis – Introduction
    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...
    • Voices of the Civil Rights Movement – Freedom now chant
    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.
    • Langston Hughes – The Beginnings/Blues
    Langston HughesThe Dream Keeper And Other Poems (1955)Smithsonian Folkways
    Excellent collection of poems and narration from Langston Hughes! Recommended!
    • Langston Hughes – The Dream Keeper: Dreams; Water-Front Street; Long Trip
    Langston HughesLangston Hughes' Jericho - Jim Crow (1964)Smithsonian Folkways
    Performance by Langston Hughes.
    • Langston Hughes – Jericho-Jim Crow (Part I)