Friday, March 12, 2010

Celebrating Culture in Music

It's too bad that this next cover turned out so dark. The song is 'Carry Me Back to Old Virginny', and the cover is a depiction of the interior of a black family's cabin...complete with all the little children. The one on the right below continues on with the black culture of the day...note the cotton in the bottom right. On the left is 'The Wee Hoose Mang The Heather'...I would say a very poor imitation of writing an Irish brogue! Is that supposed to be a Leprechaun on the cover?

I think the entertainment industry of the day was busy marketing to the various sub-cultures in America around the turn of the century..but it makes for another snapshot in time...

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