Mystery Train: Images of America in Rock 'n' Roll Music - Harmonica Frank - 1951 Summary & Analysis

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Harmonica Frank - 1951 Summary and Analysis

Sam Phillips, owner of a recording operation in Memphis, Tennessee looks for a white singer with the sound and feel of a Negro blues singer. Phillips believes this sound could make him rich. Phillips grew up on a plantation in the old south where an old black man would sing the blues to him. Marcus describes this relationship as being the same as the relationship between Huckleberry Finn and Jim, the two main characters in the book THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN. In this fantasy by American writer Mark Twain, Huck, a young boy, and Jim, a black slave, escape the constraints of Huck's aunts to take an unsupervised rafting trip down the Mississippi River.

Harmonica Frank Floyd, who was known for playing a harmonica with one side of his mouth and singing out of the other...

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