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Was Bob Jones in If He Hollers Let Him Go hörte und las
Chester Himes Was hörte Bob Jones und die anderen?
Nat King Cole Trio
17. März 1919 (? ) – 15. Feb. 1965

Cole, piano & vocal; Oscar Moore, guitar & vocal; Wesley Prince, bass
"All For You" (R.B. Sherman) (S.66) 1942 Excelsior Records
"I'm Lost" (Otis René) (S.142) Kam 1943 auf dem West Coast Label Excelsior Records heraus. Lokale Besprechung: "For all we know this disc may be obtainable only in the San Fernando Valley."
Erskine Hawkins
26 Juli 1914 Birmingham, AL – 11 Nov 1993 Willingboro, NJ; Trompeter und Bandleader
"Don't Cry, Baby" (Unger - Bernie - Johnson) (S.67) 27. Mai 1942, Jimmy Mitchell, vocal. Billie Holiday antwortete 1946 mit "Baby, I Don't Cry Over You".
  "I'm in a Lowdown Groove" (R. Jacobs) (S.103) 27.Mai 1941 Jimmy Mitchell, vocal. Kein Schreibfehler beim Jahr, der 27.Mai scheint von Erskine Hawkins bevorzugt worden zu sein.
Chester Himes von links: Avery Parrish, p; Erskine Hawkins, ld, tp; Leemie Stanfield, b; James Morrison, dr; u.a.
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Harry James
1916 Albany, GA – 1983, Las Vegas, NV;
Trompeter und Bandleader
"Cherry" (Don Redman) (S.66) 1942, became a Top Five hit early in the year.
Hey, Bob, das hätt' es auch von Erskine Hawkins gegeben (12.9.1938)
Lonnie Johnson
1899 New Orleans – 1970 Toronto
 keine Titelangabe  (S.125)
Art Tatum
1909 Toledo, Ohio – 1956 L.A.
 keine Titelangabe  (S.125)
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Chester Himes Was rezitierte Bob Jones in Chapter VIII (S. 66)?
The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, 1120 v.Chr.,
übersetzt von Edward Fitzgerald: Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, 1879)

Here with a Loaf of Bread beneath the Bough,
A Flask of Wine, a Book of Verse--and Thou
Beside me singing in the Wilderness--
And Wilderness is Paradise enow.
 
Das gesamte, sehr lange Epos ist mehrfach im Web, z.B. unter Chester Himesclassics.mit.edu
1933 schrieb himes Eugene O'Neill das Theaterstück: "Ah! Wilderness". In diesem rezitierte ein Teenager skandalöse Verse um seine Mutter zu schockieren. wrote a coming-of-age play wherein the teenage protagonist loved to quote scandalous poetry, which his old-fashioned mother found quite shocking. The Rubaiyat had touched the soul of a few other characters, and they each.
Mad magazine: "A Jug of Wine, a Loaf of Bread, and Thou.—Pretty soon I'll be drunk, fat, and in trouble."
Am 17. Februar 1946 nahm Woody Herman mit seinem Orchester in New York "A Jug of Wine" auf. Der Bandleader selbst singt: " A jug of wine, a loaf of bread and thou, baby!" Der Begleittext zu Woody Herman. The Thundering Herd 1945 – 1947, CBS 44 108: "»A Jug of Wine« was perhaps the earliest known Lerner & Loewe song (1946) and was written for an obscure Broadway show. It was scheduled for release and given an issue number. After it was cancelled, that same issue number was assigned to another record." Texter Alan Jay Lerner und Komponist Frederick Loewe wurden später vor allem mit "My Fair Lady" weltberühmt. Chester Himes dürfte in seinem 1945 erschienenen If He Hollers Let Him Go den Song »A Jug of Wine« noch nicht gekannt haben.
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Chester Himes Was las Bob Jones und die anderen (If He Hollers Let Him Go S.87)?
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Chester Himes himesLillian Smith. Strange Fruit. Harcourt, 1992; 371 Seiten; Erstausgabe 1944 wright
Richard Wright. Native Son. Perennial, 1987; 398 Seiten; Erstausgabe 1940Chester Himes
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Strange Fruit
Lyrics by: Lewis Allen. Originally sung by: Billie Holiday, 1939, b/w "Fine and Mellow"

Southern trees bear strange fruit,
Blood on the leaves and blood at the root,
Black bodies swinging in the southern breeze,
Strange fruit hanging from the poplar trees.

Pastoral scene of the gallant south,
The bulging eyes and the twisted mouth,
Scent of magnolias, sweet and fresh,
Then the sudden smell of burning flesh.

Here is the fruit for the crows to pluck,
For the rain to gather, for the wind to suck,
For the sun to rot, for the trees to drop,
Here is a strange and bitter crop.
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