From John Brown's raid to James Brown's wail, a stream of hot-blooded history runs through an old farmstead in western Maryland.
A new book traces the property's connection between the 19th-century abolitionist and the 20th-century soul singer.
The farmstead near Dargan, Maryland, is where Brown launched his 1859 raid on a federal armory in nearby Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.
The property 75 miles west of Baltimore was later acquired by an African-American fraternal organization that presented R&B shows from the early 1950s through the mid-60s in a dance hall the group built.
The log farmhouse is a national historic landmark but the dance hall is in disrepair.
Ed Maliskas documents the history in his book, "From John Brown to James Brown: The Little Farm Where Liberty Budded, Blossomed and Boogied."