Here’s the latest video I’ve had a chance to upload from the weekly jams I’ve been recording.
The tale is told of slaves in the American South at the end of the Civil War singing this to one another, hearing the gunboats coming up the river.
An online search turned up this accounting of lyrics. More importantly, it turned up this banjo rendition. It seems a useful reference archetypal symbol, musically speaking. Moreover, I found this awesome list!
Since February 1, 2010, I have been posting video of the old time jam and hobo music at John’s Pub in Mystic CT on monday nites (the jam, not the posting).
All are mirrored at
- http://www.viddler.com/explore/dredeyedick/videos/ (stream only) http://fliiby.com/folders/83108/johnspub.html (downloadable mp3)
- http://fliiby.com/folders/83263/johnspub_video.html (downloadable video)
I hope You Enjoy these as much as I have enjoyed making them!
Cheers, Dave Manchester