Charles Mingus–“Fables of Faubus” from the album MINGUS AH UM

This song was written in direct response to the 1957 incident in Little Rock in which the Governor of Arkansas, Orval Faubus, called in the National Guard in an attempt to prevent African American teenagers from attending a (previously) all white high school. This first recording was instrumental because Columbia Records insisted that the vocal track be left off. It was later re-released as the “Original Fables of Faubus” under another label.

The World of Jazz Trumpet by Scotty Barnhart


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