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Takin' the Blues Back Home...

Jayne Cortez and The Firespitters

 
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Jayne Cortez (1934-2012)

"I'm taking the Blue back to home to where the Blue stealers won't go..."

Jayne Cortez (May 10, 1934 December 28, 2012) was an African-American poet, activist, small press publisher and spoken-word performance artist whose voice is celebrated for its political, surrealistic and dynamic innovations in lyricism and visceral sound. Her writing is part of the canon of the Black Arts Movement.

Personnel

Jayne Cortez - voice/poetry
Al McDowell - bass
Bern Nix - guitar
Denardo Coleman - drums
Talib Kibwe- alto saxophone
Bill Branch - harmonica
Carl Weatherby - guitar



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