Uncle John Scruggs- Little Log Cabin in the lane

 Not much is known about John Scruggs except that he was recorded playing this tune (accompanied by his family) in November 1928 for Fox Movietone news from Richmond Virginia where he lived.

Scruggs was born a slave and was a sharecropper at the time that this film was recorded. His music is an example of an afro-american banjo playing tradition than predates that of white settlers in the Appalachians.

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~ by nathansears74 on January 13, 2008.

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