Title: Government Fleet Blues
Subject: Eddie (Son) House, Fiddlin' Joe Martin, Leroy Williams, and Willie Brown
Recording Date: 9-3-1941
Instrument: fiddle, guitar, harmonica, and vocal
City: Lake Cormorant
Setting: at the Clack Store
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.