Mississippi Delta & Hill Country (1978)

Bluesmen; fife-and-drum ensembles; former muleskinners and railroad tie-tampers; and tall-tale reciters. Performers include Skip James collaborator Jack Owens, former Mississippi Sheik Sam Chatmon, diddley-bow player Lonnie Pitchford, fife legend Otha Turner, and R. L. Burnside in his first film appearance.

 

 
Sam Chatmon performs "Corrina," vocal and guitar. Shot by Alan Lomax, John Bishop, and Worth Long at Sam Chatmon's home, Hollandale, Mississippi, August 1978.
 
Sam Chatmon, vocal and guitar, performs his "Hollandale Blues." Shot by Alan Lomax, John Bishop, and Worth Long at Sam's home in Hollandale, Mississippi, August 1978.
 
 
Sam Chatmon, vocal and guitar, performs "How Long, How Long." Shot by Alan Lomax, John Bishop, and Worth Long at Sam's home in Hollandale, Mississippi, August 1978.
 
Sam Chatmon performs "Little Liza Jane," vocal and guitar. Shot by Alan Lomax, John Bishop, and Worth Long at Sam Chatmon's home, Hollandale, Mississippi, August 1978.
 
Sam Chatmon performs "Make Me A Pallet On the Floor," vocal and guitar. Shot by Alan Lomax, John Bishop, and Worth Long at Sam Chatmon's home, Hollandale, Mississippi, August 1978.
 
Sam Chatmon, vocal and guitar, performs "Prowling Groundhog." Shot by Alan Lomax, John Bishop, and Worth Long at Sam's home in Hollandale, Mississippi, August 1978.

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