Langston Hughes The Story Of Jazz: The First Album Of Jazz For Children (1954)

    Smithsonian Folkways
    • Langston Hughes – The Beginnings/Blues
    • 1. The Beginnings/Blues
    • 2. Characteristics

    Langston Hughes narrates the history and evolution of Jazz in the USA. Classic recording.

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