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The First Album of Jazz for Children (1954)  Langston Hughes CD

The First Album of Jazz for Children (1954) Langston Hughes CD

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"This item is part of the Folkways archives.  The original liner notes from the LP are included."

Narrated by Langston Hughes, The Story of Jazz  is a concise history of jazz beginning with Drums of the Yoruba, from Nigeria, and continuing to the post-WWII era of be-bop with Dizzy Gillespies "Oopapada." Hughes delineates the various subcategories of this ever-evolving genre which includes the rag, New Orleans jazz, blues, Kansas City jazz and boogie-woogie piano, swing, be-bop, and progressive jazz. Well-chosen examples accompany each exploration of style.

Tracks
1. The Beginnings/Blues - 16:26
2. Characteristics - 15:12


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