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Joplin on mandolin
Jason on guitar/vocals
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'Take This Hammer
dates from late 1800s
Keeping Music Alive
2014
North Carolina USA
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.. a very old song

Joplin / mandolin ..
Jason / guitar and vocals ..
Dave / event manager ..
crowd / loud ..

been recorded as blues all the way to country ..

but - still got the blues ..
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19Nov2014

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Huddie William Ledbetter, better known as blues legend Leadbelly, as did many others released this song ..

For almost a hundred years after the abolition of slavery, convicts, mostly African American, were leased to work as forced labor in the mines, railroad camps, brickyards, turpentine farms, and then on road gangs of the American South. Forced labor on chain gangs, levees, and huge, plantation-like prison farms continued well into the twentieth century. It was not unusual for work songs like "Take this Hammer" and its "floating verses" to drift between occupations along with the itinerant laborers who sang them. The elements of both the ballad of "John Henry" and the "Take This Hammer" complex appear to date from the late nineteenth century, probably the 1870s.
- from Wikipedia

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8 comments - The latest ones
 pajmcb
pajmcb
Fabulous video, Peggy!
Great song!
Nice work!
5 years ago.
Peggy C club has replied to pajmcb
Thank you - glad you enjoyed what I see first-hand....
5 years ago.
 William Sutherland
William Sutherland club
Fantastic video!
5 years ago.
Peggy C club has replied to William Sutherland club
Thank you, William ...
5 years ago.
 Pam J
Pam J club
The slavery that never ended.... just a new word for it.

Well done Lads.... wonderful
5 years ago.
Peggy C club has replied to Pam J club
Will pass along comments to Jason and Joplin in a couple of weeks ---
5 years ago.
 William Sutherland
William Sutherland club
5 years ago.
Peggy C club has replied to William Sutherland club
Thanks, William ...
5 years ago.

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