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Tributaries No. 11 This issue of Tributaries features several essays about a variety of folklife topics including the legend of John Henry and the gandy dancer tradition among railroad callers.
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This issue of Tributaries features several essays about a variety of folklife topics including the legend of John Henry and the gandy dancer tradition among railroad callers.

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Contents: "A Mighty Man...A Great Man": Preserving the Legend of John Henry in Leeds, Alabama (by Susan Thomas); Communal Living the the Heart of Dixie (by Thomas Michael Kersen); "For the Amusement of the Boys": John Mealing, Railroad Caller (by Jim Brown); In Memorium: Art Deason, Nora Ezell, Willie King, and Al Thomas. Book Reviews: Little Zion: A Church Baptized by Fire by Shelly O'Foran (Jim Carnes); Mobile Ghosts II: The Waterline by Elizabeth Parker (Alan Brown); A Sacred Feast: Reflections on Sacred Harp Singing and Dinner on the Ground by Kathryn Eastburn (Joyce Cauthen); Ragged But Right: Black Traveling Shows, "Coon Songs," and the Dark Pathway to Blues and Jazz by Lynn Abbott and Doug Seroff (Steve Grauberger);


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