Wesley Britton ([log in to unmask]) wrote:
> I remember going to Hannibal on Memorial Day in 1985 and joing in a town party lining
> Hill St. Up the hill, a series of rock bands played ZZ Top and the like
> while the community sat around in lounge chairs and such and had a great evening
> out. I recall thinking, had young Sam Clemens
> grown up in the rock era, he'd have been up on that Hannibal stage just like
> John Lennon or Keith Richards or the like, playing music
> and having a great time.
> Just a flash of humor, but never made much of it
> until your note. Maybe I was onto something . . .
> can you see Twain as a young Elvis?
> the unthinkable
> wes britton
When I read <i>Was Huck Black?: Mark Twain and African-American Voices</i>,
especially when I was reading the passage where it tells about Twain loving and
singing African-American songs, I was reminded of young Elvis Presley and Eric
Clapton. Although Clapton is not American, he is a white man who loves African-
American music. He and Twain sang the same song like "Swing Low, Sheet
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