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He lives in Harlem, and plays underground seven nights a week. Geechee Dan is his stage name; he is one of countless regular performers on the subways. They all have back stories, some of them fascinating. But Geechee Dan is perhaps the oldest, his voice perhaps the most striking, and he has quite possibly taken the most singular journey: he picked cotton in South Carolina; met a young Michael Jackson, Frankie Lymon and David Ruffin; performed with famous musicians; and once held a regular gig at the world-famous Cotton Club in Harlem. He credits pretty girls with starting him on his journey. Now, he shares a stage with roaring trains.