Weary Blues (album)

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Weary Blues
Weary Blues MGM.jpg
Studio album by Langston Hughes with Charles Mingus and Leonard Feather
Released 1958
Recorded March 18, 1958
New York City
Genre Jazz
Label MGM E 3697
Producer Leonard Feather
Charles Mingus chronology
A Modern Jazz Symposium of Music and Poetry
(1957)A Modern Jazz Symposium of Music and Poetry1957
Weary Blues
Jazz Portraits: Mingus in Wonderland
(1959)Jazz Portraits: Mingus in Wonderland1959
CD Reissue
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Weary Blues (also referred to as The Weary Blues) is an album by American poet Langston Hughes reciting over jazz composed and arranged by Charles Mingus and Leonard Feather. The album was recorded in 1958 and first released on the MGM label.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars[2]

The Allmusic review by Michael Katz called it "Interesting, but not essential".[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Blues Montage: Opening Blues/Blues Montage/Commercial Theater/Morning After/Could Be/Testament"
  2. "Consider Me: The Stranger/Midnight Stroll/Backstage
  3. "Dream Montage: Weird Nightmare/Double G Train/Jump Monk


Track 1:
Tracks 2 and 3:


  1. ^ Charles Mingus discography accessed December 4, 2012
  2. ^ a b Katz, M. Allmusic Review accessed December 4, 2012