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.

 

 
Napolian Strickland and the Como Drum Corps rehearse for the night's picnic outside Como, Mississippi. Shot by Alan Lomax, John Bishop, and Worth Long, August 25, 1978.
 
Music by Napolian Strickland and the Como Drum Corps at a picnic outside Como, Mississippi. Shot by Alan Lomax, John Bishop, and Worth Long, August 25, 1978.
 
 
"Morning to Midnight," performed by Napolian Strickland and the Como Drum Corps at a picnic outside Como, Mississippi. Shot by Alan Lomax, John Bishop, and Worth Long, August 25, 1978.
 
Music by Napolian Strickland and the Como Drum Corps at a picnic outside Como, Mississippi. Shot by Alan Lomax, John Bishop, and Worth Long, August 25, 1978.
 
"My Babe," performed by Napolian Strickland and the Como Drum Corps at a picnic outside Como, Mississippi. Shot by Alan Lomax, John Bishop, and Worth Long, August 25, 1978.
 
Music by Napolian Strickland and the Como Drum Corps at a picnic outside Como, Mississippi. Shot by Alan Lomax, John Bishop, and Worth Long, August 25, 1978.

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