The Legend Of John Henry
The black folktale of John Henry, the steel-driving man who challenges a steam drill machine to a drilling contest, which he wins but ultimately dies of exhaustion... (more)
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Network premiere took place on CBS in 1977.
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The Legend of John Henry
|Comments By: dsaphra|
This marvelous video a features a soundtrack with a tastefully written original jazz adaptation of the old folksong upon which the story is based. Vocals are masterfully covered by Roberta Flack, a major recording artist who was extremely popular at the time... (read more)
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