Flashback Friday #61

Happy Friday! Cheers to the weekend. Hope this track might make for a smooth nightcap, and as always I’d love to hear a tale of what you’ve been up to after midnight.

Songshine Sounds

Welcome once again to Flashback Track Friday. Each week, either KK or Mister Bump will present a song to you, and out of that song, will prompt you with a question.

Today’s flashback track ‘Midnight Special’ began as a traditional folk song believed to be created by prisoners in the American South. John and Alan Lomax, in their book,Best Loved American Folk Songs, researched the song and determined a train from Jackson, Mississippi would pass by Parchman Prison, shining its light on the prisoners within.

It was believed if the light shined into your cell that good luck was headed your way. Also known as Parchman Farm, the prison was surrounded by thousands of acres of land. During the day the inmates worked the land, sometimes singing about the Midnight Special, which brought visits from friends and family, even some conjugal visits, the first of their…

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