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Title: Junior, A Jap Girl's Christmas for His Santa Claus

Subject: Willie Blackwell

Recording Date: 7-16-1942

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Genre: blues

Instrument: guitar and vocal


State: Arkansas

Setting: at the home of Joe E. Banks and Sadie Beck's Plantation

Editor Notes:

“Junior” transcribed as “Junion” on AFS card. This oft-mangled title, to quote Chris Smith, “result[s] from a misunderstanding of Blackwell’s lyric, which refers to sending Junior ‘a Jap’s skull’ [at] Christmas for his Santa Claus [gift].”

Technical Notes:

Performance followed by blank disc.

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