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.

 

 
R.L. Burnside plays 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.
 
 
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.
 
"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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