Posted by on May 9, 2018

File: 6609B3


Title: Sitting On Top of the World

Subject: Turner S. Johnson Jr. (Turner Junior Johnson)

Recording Date: 7-19-1942

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Genre: blues and popular song

Instrument: harmonica and vocal

City: Clarksdale

State: Mississippi


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Preceded with questions from Lewis Jones about the secular songs in his repertoire (those he performs while busking), and followed by commentary on Blind Sid Hemphill, from whom he learned the song, and how to find him. Lomax and Jones would visit him several days later.

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