I'm a longtime fan of Lloyd Miller's song "Henry Box Brown," liking it when Miller first recorded it with his band The Deedle Deedle Dees for their 2007 album Freedom in a Box. For his new album Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!, Miller re-recorded the track, giving the song a sped-up klezmer spin.
Now he's got a brand new video to go along with the new version, and it tells the story of the slave who escaped to freedom in the North by, yes, mailing himself in a box. And it does so via a craft version of Brown by Miller's daughter Hazel. It's cute and effective. (Also: Google Maps - hah!) Enjoy this world premiere!
Lloyd H. Miller - "Henry Box Brown" [YouTube]