"Minstrel" - but no banjo. Jackie Washington was a wonderful singer from Hamilton, Ontario. He was born in 1919 and his Grandfather had come to Canada as a fugitive slave. He just died a few years ago. This is a song he told me he learned as a kid from the singing of his grandfather and uncle. (He had others too) The first part of this video is Jackie - with me throwing in some harmony - recorded in his home in 1990. The second part is the Peerless Quartet singing the same song in 1910. the final version is my group in 2000. This song has taken me down some interesting paths of thought.