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.

 

 
Clyde Maxwell and family sing "Everybody Ought To Love Jesus." Shot by Alan Lomax, John Bishop, and Worth Long at Maxwell's farm, near Canton, Mississippi, September 3, 1978.
 
Clyde Maxwell, vocal and guitar, performs a fragment of a "Stagolee" blues. Shot by Alan Lomax, John Bishop, and Worth Long at Maxwell's farm, near Canton, Mississippi, September 3, 1978.
 
 
Clyde Maxwell, vocal and guitar, performs "Way Down In the Valley." Shot by Alan Lomax, John Bishop, and Worth Long at Maxwell's farm, near Canton, Mississippi, September 3, 1978.
 
Clyde Maxwell and family sing "You Got to Cross That River of Jordan." Shot by Alan Lomax, John Bishop, and Worth Long at Maxwell's farm, near Canton, Mississippi, September 3, 1978.
 
Retired track-liner George Jackson singing "Casey Jones" on the railroad outside Greenville, Mississippi. Shot by Alan Lomax, John Bishop, and Worth Long, August 31, 1978.
 
Levee camp conversation, pt. 1: discussion of the construction of the levee system, mule teams, the commissary, the work week, and specific jobs and positions in the camp. With Walter Brown, Bill Gordon, and William S. Hart. Shot by Alan Lomax, John Bishop, and Worth Long on the levee in Greenville, Mississippi, August 22, 1978.

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