Music & Poetry


Romare Bearden wrote poetry and he published a number of songs with Fred Norman and Larry Douglas. Three of their songs were recorded by Leslie Uggams when she was about ten years old. A song called Seabreeze became a hit in the 1950's and was recorded by the likes of Billy Eckstine and Tito Puente. It was recorded again in 2003 by Branford Marsalis, on a CD titled Romare Bearden Revealed. The CD contains a number of new compositions by Marsalis which were inspired by Bearden's Art.


My Love for Dorothy Seabreeze So Much More Who Can Say
Missus Santa Claus My Stocking is Empty
Andre's Dream Sometimes. . . .
Have we. . . . Hungry morning. . . . What is it. . . . Why do you. . . .