Posted by on September 26, 2018

File: 4780B1

Audio:

Title: Government Fleet Blues

Subject: Eddie (Son) House, Fiddlin' Joe Martin, Leroy Williams, and Willie Brown

Recording Date: 9-3-1941

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Genre: blues

Instrument: fiddle, guitar, harmonica, and vocal

City: Lake Cormorant

State: Mississippi

Setting: at the Clack Store

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Technical Notes:

An archival source for both sides of this disc was unavailable at the time of cataloging (Spring 2018). The Library of Congress’ disc concordance states that no preservation reel was made when the rest of the collection was transferred (1968), which suggests the disc was either damaged or missing. However, the fact that the recordings have been commercially issued (see Biograph’s “The Original Library of Congress Sessions From Field Recordings 1941-1942”) argues that the disc or at least a tape transfer does survive and is simply currently (still) missing. The audio in this catalog, then, is that issued on the Biograph CD.

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