Two Black Crows – Moran & Mack

Black face comedians Moran & Mack parodying African-American vernacular in their hugely popular ‘Two Black Crows’ series from 1926 – 1929.

“As a description of their complexions and a tribute to their fidelity they were known in Buford as the Two Black Crows. They were not akin to each other, and they had been ushered into the world under names in nowise resembling ‘Crow’. The name was wished upon them by farmers whose cornfields had suffered at their hands.”

Extract from ‘Two Black Crows In The A.E.F.’, by Charles E. Mack (1928).

Sound files of the original recordings can be found here:


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