Posted by on May 9, 2018

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Title: Interview about traveling, playing dances,

Subject: David (Honeyboy) Edwards

Recording Date: 7-20-1942

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Genre: interview

Instrument: vocal

City: Clarksdale

State: Mississippi


Editor Notes:

Talk on his travels as an itinerant musician, the dances he played, the musicians he played with (particularly in Memphis), various intoxicants, writing and recording blues. Discusses Bluebird Records and its talent scouts specifically, songwriting and songwriting/sales royalties vs. flat fees. Conversation continues about his preference for the North, and for integration. “Where you can be treated like a man,” Lomax said. More on country dances, dances, how much whiskey he’s drunk.

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