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10/2/20: "Banjo Song" by Rev. J. A. Myers (1909)

Banjo Song by Rev. J. A. Myers (1909)

CD 4, track 10

Today’s reveal: Rev. J. A. Myers, second tenor of the Fisk University Jubilee Quartet, recites the verse of African American poet Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872-1906) on a 1909 recording. Originally published in 1895, the poem is “Banjo Song,” an intimate portrait of a world-weary old slave taking solace from the music of his banjo pulled down from the wall of his rustic cabin.


Rev. J A Myers

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