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“Fables of Faubus” by Charles Mingus

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“Fables of Faubus” by Charles Mingus

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“Fables of Faubus” by Charles Mingus


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    “Fables of Faubus” by Charles Mingus is a jazz song.

    Song Title: Fables of Faubus
    Artist: Charles Mingus
    Album: Mingus Ah Um
    Genre: jazz
    Composer: Copyright © 1959 Charles Mingus
    Bass: Charles Mingus
    Producer: Nat Hentoff
    Released: 1959
    Label: Columbia
    Number of listens: 4808
    Current rank: 2850 (updated weekly)
    Highest rank: 2617 (play the video all the way through to register a vote for this song)

    This song was written to protest Arkansas Governor Orval E. Faubus sending the National Guard to Little Rock Central High School in 1957 to prevent the integration of nine African Ameerican teenagers. Columbia refused to release the song with vocals. The vocal version was released in 1960 as “Original Faubus Fables“ on the independent Candid label.


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