Langston Hughes, Charles Mingus and Leonard Feather
Weary Blues

© 1990 PolyGram Records, Inc.
Verve 841 660-2

Compact Disc

Bittersweet poems of protest and joy by that fine African American poet Langston Hughes read to a surging cadence of jazz composed in part by Leonard Feather and in part by Charles Mingus and played by the Horace Parlan Trio and an All-Star Sextet. A remarkable performance, now available in its entirety after a long abscence from the catalogue.


  1. Consider Me
  2. The Stranger
  3. Midnight Stroll
  4. Backstage
  5. Dream Montage
  6. Weird Nightmare
  7. Double G Train
  8. Jump Monk

    All compositions by Charles Mingus



Date and location
March 18, 1958, New York City
Total time
Original issue (year)
Leonard Feather
Val Valentin
Liner notes
Leonard Feather


Tracks 1-7 are arranged and conducted by Leonard Feather and played by an All-Star Sextet (Red Allen, Vic Dickenson, Sam "The Man" Taylor, Al Williams, Milt Hinton and Osie Johnson).

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