James A. Bland
- Close Dem Windows
- Carry Me Back to Old Virginny
- In the Evening by the Moonlight
- Oh, Dem Golden Slippers
Beginning in the late 1870s, composer and performer James A. Bland appeared with several different minstrel troupes, and composed songs still widely known today. His "Carry Me Back to Old Virginny" is today the state song of Virginia. Other songs composed by Bland that are still frequently heard include "Oh, Dem Golden Slippers" and "In the Evening by the Moonlight."