The Weary Blues
by Langston Hughes
The Weary Blues Resources
Good information on the musical tradition behind "The Weary Blues."
A Huge amount of background on the Harlem Renaissance.
This is a Yale website complete with photos, manuscripts, and audio.
Great background to The Weary Blues collection of poems.
This is a good example of a reading to music and a montage of the touristy era of Harlem.
This is a more upbeat version of the poet reading his own poem.
This is a seven minute video biography with another, more upbeat version of Hughes reading "The Weary Blues" with piano accompaniment.
This is the cover of the first edition of Langston Hughes's first collection of poetry.
Here is a picture of a younger Langston Hughes.
This is Hughes's autobiography that he first published in the 1940s.
This is a more recent bio on the poet by Laurie F. Leach.
Steven C. Tracey provides information on the influence of the blues tradition on Hughes.