Weary Blues (album)

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]

Weary Blues
Studio album by
RecordedMarch 18, 1958
New York City
LabelMGM E 3697
ProducerLeonard Feather
Charles Mingus chronology
A Modern Jazz Symposium of Music and Poetry
Weary Blues
Jazz Portraits: Mingus in Wonderland
CD Reissue


Professional ratings
Review scores

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

Track listing

  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. Katz, M. Allmusic Review accessed December 4, 2012
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