Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Born for Hard Luck: Peg Leg Sam Jackson

Born for Hard Luck: Peg Leg Sam Jackson - a film by Tom Davenport (1976, Davenport Films). "...A portrait of Arthur 'Peg Leg Sam' Jackson - black harmonica player, singer, and comedian who made his living "busking" on the street and performing in patent-medicine shows touring southern towns. Footage includes excerpts from one of his last medicine shows, videotaped at a county fair in 1972, and material filmed near his home in South Carolina in 1975. The performance includes harmonica solos, songs, a parody of a chanted sermon, folktales and reminiscences, and three buck dances."


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