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Fascinatin' Rhythm: Jonah Man, 05/30/20

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Jonah Man

Episode #2022

5/30      Jonah Man The expression Jonah Man has disappeared from American speech, but there was a time when we knew who he was and we heard him in our songs. We associate songs of the Jonah Man with African- Americans. They come from the black experience before and after slavery, but their origin also lies in the melancholy, melodramatic Sentimental Ballads of the 19th century.