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Thread #4018 Message #542215
Posted By: GUEST,BigDaddy
05-Sep-01 - 01:35 AM
Thread Name: Origins: John Henry
Subject: RE: The origins of john Henry
...on a lighter note, somewhere I have a "Little Golden Record" with "Casey Jones" on one side and "John Henry" on the flip side. The illustration on the paper jacket depicts a fanciful image of Casey Jones waving out the window of his engine with John Henry standing by the track waving back. "Little Golden Records" were childrens' 78 RPMs prevalent in the 1950s. How's that for mixing your mythic archetypes?