Jim Crow’s Vagaries, Or, Black Flights of Fancy: Containing a Choice Collection of Nigger Melodies. To which is Added, The Erratic Life of Jim Crow… (Orlando Hodgson, undated, Fleet Street, London)
In which we discovered such international gems as “Jim Crow’s Trip to France” & sundry others…
This songster clearly follows on (& profits from!) T. D. Rice‘s sustained success during his tours of Europe in 1836-7. The posted ebook contains several other songsters of similar vein, bound along with the title songster.
- For more on the song that sparked an entertainment industry, see our post on Jim Crow here >>
- For more on Rice’s surprising career and legacy, see our source page for W. T. Lhamon’s Raising Cain >>