Sunday, September 11th

by musicclipoftheday


Quartet of unidentified incarcerated men at Cummins State Farm (now Cummins Unit), Gould, Arkansas, recorded by John A. Lomax on May 21, 1939, under the auspices of the Archive of Folk Song, Library of Congress. Photo of baptism at Cummins, 1953, from the University of Arkansas-Little Rock Center for Arkansas History and Culture.”—Alan Lomax Archive, YouTube



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Bats have no bankers and they do not drink
and cannot be arrested and pay no tax
and, in general, bats have it made.

—John Berryman (1914-1972, MCOTD Hall of Fame), from Dream Song #63