Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Boll Weevil



One of things that drove southerners north was boll weevils, which came up from Mexico in the 19th century and destroyed southern cotton farming. There is a reason why there are a fair number of boll weevil blues. Charlies Patton, Huddie Ledbetter, Ma Rainey, Woodie Guthrie... The boll weevil's gonna drive you from your home.

0 Comments:

Post a Comment

<< Home