[Dixielandjazz] Jazz and Poetry

Thompson rebecca.e.thompson@verizon.net
Sun, 8 Sep 2002 08:51:32 -0500

Here is a "play on demand" program available at www.wwoz.org (click on
the right side of the page on Langston Hughes).  Radio personality, Tom
Morgan put together this show in honor of Langston Hughes' 100th
birthday last February.  Tom has included reading of Hughes' poetry.  I
find it very enjoyable! (at least the 30 minutes I have heard so

Rebecca Thompson
Flower Mound, TX  
This is from the website:

The following list of Langson Hughes' favorites jazz and blues songs
helped Tom construct his show; we thought it might be of interest to
you. The list is from Hughes' "First Book of Jazz" published by Franklin
Watts, NY in 1955.

After Hours - Erskine Hawkins
After You've Gone - Benny Goodman Trio
Any Old Time - Artie Shaw (With Billy Holliday)
A-Tisket A-Tasket - Chick Webb (With Ella Fitzgerald)
At The Jazz Band Ball -Bix Beiderbecke
Aunt Hager's Blues - Paul Whiteman (With Jack Teagarden)
Back Water; Blues - Bessie Smith
Begin The BEguine - Tiny Grimes
Begin The Beguine - Eddie Heywood
Big Noise From Winnetka - Bob Crosby
Blue Skies - Benny Goodman'
Body And Soul - Coleman Hawkins
Boogie Woogie Prayer - Lewis, Johnson, And Ammons
Bugle Call Rag - Jimmy Yancey
But Officer - Sonny Knight
Call Of The Freaks - Luis Russell
Careless Love - Josh White
Carson City Stage - Gerry Mulligan Quartet
Casbah - Tadd Dameron
Chattanooga Choo Choo -Glenn Mille
Cherokee - Charlie Barnet
Chica Boo - Lloyd Glenn
Christopher Columbus - Fletcher Henderson
Danny Boy - Glenn Miller
Dear Old Southland - Duke Ellington
Dippermouth Blues - King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band
Drifting Blues - Johnny Moore's Three Blazers
Flat Fleet Floogee - Slim Gaillard And Slam Stewart
Flying Home - Lionel Hampton
For You - Tommy Dorsey
Fox Chase - Sonny Terry (With Red On Washboard)
Good Morning Blues - Count Basie (With Jimmie Rushing)
Hambone - Red Saunders (With The Hambone Kids)
He's A Real Gone Guy - Nellie Lutcher
He's The Best Little Yankee To Me - Una Mae Carlisle (With Ray Nance)
Hey Baba Rebop - Lionel Hampton
Honky Tonk Train - Meade Lux Lewis
How Long Blues - Count Basie
How Long Blues - Jimmy And Mama Yancey
I Cried For You - Benny Goodman Quintet (With Teddy Wilson)
I'm Gonna Sit Right Down - Fats Waller
It's Only A Paper Moon - King Cole Trio
Jingle Bells - Joe Loco
Lemon Drop - Woody Herman
Lonesome Road - Tommy Dorsey
Lonesome Train - Sonny Terry
Lover Man - Charlie Parker
Mamie's Blues - Jelly Roll Morton
Mardi Gras In New Orleans - Professor Longhair
Marie - Tommy Dorsey
Me And My Chauffeur - Memphis Minnie
Memphis Blues And Others - W. C. Handy (With Narration)
Minnie The Moocher - Cab Calloway
Miss Brown To You - Teddy Wilson (With Billy Holliday)
Mobile Bay - Rex Stewart
Night Life - Mary Lou Williams
Old Man Mose Is Dead - Louis Jordan
One O'clock Jump - Count Basie
Pine Top's Boogie - Pine Top Smith
Rag Mop - Doc Sausage And His Mad Lads
Rhapsody In Blue - Paul Whiteman (With George Gershwin)
Round About Midnight - Thelonious Monk
St. James Infirmary - Artie Shaw (With Hot Lips Page)
St. Louis Blues - Larry Adier (With John Kirby's Orch.)
St. Louis Blues - Louis Armstrong
St. Louis Blues - Earl Hines (Boogie Woogie)
St. Louis Blues - Hall Johnson Choir
St. Louis Blues - Johnny Moore's Three Blazers
St. Louis Blues - Bessie Smith
Salted Peanuts - Dizzy Gillespie
See See Rider - Ma Rainey (with Louis Armstrong)
September Song - Morris Lane's Combo
Shadow Of The Blues - Wilton Crawley
Sit Down - Sister Rosetta Tharpe
Skin Deep - Duke Ellington (with Louis Bellson)
Skylark - Harry James
Snowy Morning Blues - James P. Johnson
Solid Rock - Rex Stewart (with Django Remhardt)
So Long - Marl Young's Orchestra
Sparrow's Flight - Johnny Sparrow
Star Dust - Artie Shaw
Stormy Weather - Buddy Johnson (with Ella Johnson)
Straighten Up And Fly Right - King Cole Trio
Suite In Four Comfortable Quarters - Leonard Feather and Dan Buriey
Tea For Two - Johnny Hodges
Tea For Two - Willie Smith
Texas And Pacific Blues - Frenchy's String Band
The Mooche - Duke Ellington
Tiger Rag - Original Dixieland Jazz Band
Traveling Blues - Ma Rainey (with Jug Washboard Band)
Trouble In Mind - Bertha Chippie Hilll (with Armstrong)
Tuxedo Junction - Erskine Hawkms
Well, All Right Then - Jimmie Lunceford
West End Blues - Louis Armstrong
What's Your Story, Morning Glory - Andy Kirk
When The Saints Go Marching In - Bunk Johnson's Brass Band
Willow Weep For Me - Oscar Peterson
Winter Wonderland - Bonnemere
Yazoo Blues - Benny Moten's Kansas City Orchestra
Yellow Dog Blues - Bessie Smith