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James A. Bland

James A. Bland Biography

Songwriter


ABOUT
Wrote Carry Me Back to Old Virginny, In the Evening by the Moonlight, O Dem Golden Slippers, and 700 other songs.
BEFORE FAME
He graduated from Howard University in 1873.

FAMILY LIFE
He had seven siblings.
ASSOCIATED WITH
He attended the same college as Phylicia Rashad.
TRIVIA
His song Carry Me Back to Old Virginny was named the official state song of Virginia in 1940, and he was posthumously inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1970.

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