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.

 

   
89-year-old Lucius Smith performs "New Railroad." Shot by Alan Lomax, John Bishop, and Worth Long at Smith's home in Sardis, Mississippi, August 28, 1978.
 
 
 

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