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THE STORY OF THE BLUES – LANGSTON HUGHES

Published by Lamont Jack Pearley As you all know, I am a big advocate that the Blues, African American Literature and it’s heritage is one and the same..The Blues birthed the Sterling Brown’s and the Zora Neale Hurston’s, of the world…as well as their literature describing the culture of the Blues, which gave it another birth. With that said, I wish to share a recording By Langston Hughes, which I feel gives an accurate depiction of the Blues. Voiced by Langston himself.      

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LANGSTON HUGHES BLUES LITERATURE

Published by Lamont Jack Pearley African American History, The Blues, African American Literature and our culture is and has always been one in the same. And in celebrations to that, I wish to post an excerpt of a great short story by the amazing Langston Hughes called — “The Blues I’m a Playin’” Enjoy the read– Works by Langston Hughes The Blues I’m Playing by Langston Hughes    I    |    II    |    III    |    IV    |    V   Oceola Jones, pianist, studied under Philippe in Paris. Mrs. Dora Ellsworth paid her bills. The…

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Zora Neale Hurston – Episode 3 African American Folklorists, Writers and the Blues

Published by Lamont Jack Pearley Talking Bout The Blues Video series African American Folklorist, Writers and the Blues. This series highlights African American writers, folklorists, ethnologist, composers and playwriters, that documented, described and flat out canvased the Black experience through their works, connecting the dots between the Blues, Spirituals, Work songs, Prison songs and the social and economic climate of Blacks in America. This Episode Highlights the life and works of Writer, Ethnologist and Folklorist Zora Neale Hurston. A stable of the South, a friend and colleague of Langston Hughes,…

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