Posted by on May 9, 2018

File: 6610B3


Title: You Got To Roll (II)

Subject: David (Honeyboy) Edwards

Recording Date: 7-20-1942

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Genre: blues and holler

Instrument: guitar and vocal

City: Clarksdale

State: Mississippi


Editor Notes:

Followed by discussion of song’s origins and some of the lyrics, including Lomax asking Edwards why he changed the lyrics for the recording from “white folks” to “baby.” Also about his musician father and his repertoire.

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