The Mississippi Hill Country, 1942-1978

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An exploration of the African-American vernacular music of Tate and Panola Counties, in the Mississippi Hill Country.

1. Sid Hemphill and band: The Carrier Line (or the Carrier song). Sledge, Mississippi, August 1942.
2. Sid Hemphill and Lucius Smith: Going Away, Won't Be Long. Senatobia, Miss., September 1959.
3. Miles and Bob Pratcher: I'm Gonna Live Anyhow Until I Die. Como, Miss., 9/59.
4. Fred McDowell with Fanny Davis and Miles Pratcher: Shake 'Em On Down. Como, 9/59.
5. Rosa Lee Hemphill Hill: Faro. Como, 9/59.
6. Sidney Hemphill Carter: Pharoah. Senatobia, 9/59.
7. Ed Young; Lonnie Young, Sr.; G.D. Young: Ida Reed aka Oree aka Little and Low. Como, 9/59.
8. R.L. Burnside: Going Down South. Coldwater, Miss., August 1967. (Recorded by George Mitchell.)
9. R.L. Burnside: Coal Black Mattie. Como, August 1978.
10. Napoleon Strickland: Shake 'Em On Down. Como, 8/78.
11. Lucius Smith: New Railroad. Sardis, Miss., 8/78.
12. Othar Turner and band: My Babe. Gravel Springs, Miss., 8/78.