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John Henry: A Folklore Study- Chappell

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GUEST,Richie 02 Sep 14 - 06:31 PM
mg 02 Sep 14 - 07:19 PM
GUEST 03 Sep 14 - 03:05 AM
Lighter 03 Sep 14 - 08:49 AM
GUEST,Hootenanny 03 Sep 14 - 11:09 AM
GUEST,Richie 04 Sep 14 - 06:02 PM
Lighter 04 Sep 14 - 06:04 PM
GUEST 30 Sep 14 - 03:35 PM
GUEST,Jim Hauser 30 Sep 14 - 03:41 PM
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Subject: John Henry: A Folklore Study- Chappell
From: GUEST,Richie
Date: 02 Sep 14 - 06:31 PM

Hi,

I've just put John Henry: A Folk-Lore Study by Louis Chappell, 1932 on my site here: http://www.bluegrassmessengers.com/john-henry-a-folk-lore-study--louis-chappell-1932.aspx

There are a number of texts and I've included commentary and images from my painting of John Henry. Here's the the Intro: http://www.bluegrassmessengers.com/introduction--chappell-1932.aspx

The texts are found in the Appendix: http://www.bluegrassmessengers.com/appendix-texts--chappell-1932.aspx

Chappell's book (1932) followed Guy Johnson's (1929) and both men concluded that the event took place in the Big Bend Tunnel in West Virginia. The painting is based on the Alabama origin detailed by John Garst who helped me with the painting. Both Johnson and Chappell mention the Alabama origin but neither took the time to investigate it properly.

Richie


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Subject: RE: John Henry: A Folklore Study- Chappell
From: mg
Date: 02 Sep 14 - 07:19 PM

awesome picture.


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Subject: RE: John Henry: A Folklore Study- Chappell
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Sep 14 - 03:05 AM

fascinating


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Subject: RE: John Henry: A Folklore Study- Chappell
From: Lighter
Date: 03 Sep 14 - 08:49 AM

Thanks, Richie. An online must.

How about Johnson?


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Subject: RE: John Henry: A Folklore Study- Chappell
From: GUEST,Hootenanny
Date: 03 Sep 14 - 11:09 AM

The best book that I have read on John Henry was published much more recently in 2006 by Oxford University Press:
Steel Drivin' Man - John Henry - The untold story of an American Legend written by Scott Reynolds Nelson.

Great detective work which would appear to have uncovered the person who was John Henry.

Don't miss it.

Hoot


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Subject: RE: John Henry: A Folklore Study- Chappell
From: GUEST,Richie
Date: 04 Sep 14 - 06:02 PM

Thanks for the replies,

I'm waiting for John Garst to finish his book, I've been out of touch for a year or so.

John, if you read this- how's the book coming?

Richie


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Subject: RE: John Henry: A Folklore Study- Chappell
From: Lighter
Date: 04 Sep 14 - 06:04 PM

Garst's book should be the most meticulous and persuasive of all.


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Subject: RE: John Henry: A Folklore Study- Chappell
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Sep 14 - 03:35 PM


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Subject: RE: John Henry: A Folklore Study- Chappell
From: GUEST,Jim Hauser
Date: 30 Sep 14 - 03:41 PM

I was in touch a while ago with John Garst and he said that the book has been completed. I believe that was about six months ago. I just checked Amazon.com and didn't find it so it may still be a ways off from publication.
Jim


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