The story behind “Dixie,” the blackface minstrel song that may have been stolen from black musicians…

The American Civil War is bracketed by two songs with lyrics that are familiar to most people. The metaphorical end of that war has become associated with The Band’s 1969 song, “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down.” The song that became the Confederate states’ anthem at the beginning of the Civil War is popularly … Read more