CAN YOU BLAME THE COLORED MAN

Latest update on 07/01/2017

Artist: Gus Cannon
Author: Alec Lee
Label: Paramount
Year: 1927

Alias Banjo Joe. Song about President Theodore Roosevelt inviting black civil rights activist Booker T Washington to come to dinner at the (brand new) White House in 1901.

Covers:

2011:

Ry Cooder [lyrical inspiration for John Lee Hooker For President]

2012:

South Memphis String Band [with Alvin Youngblood Hart, Luther Dickinson and Jimbo Mathus]

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