Posted by on September 27, 2018

File: 6622A1


Title: Interview about sacred songwriting and old-time reels and songs

Subject: Alan Lomax and Charles Haffer, Jr.

Recording Date: 7-23-1942

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Genre: spoken

Instrument: vocal

City: Clarksdale

State: Mississippi

Setting: Back room of Nelson's Funeral Home

Editor Notes:

Discussion of songwriting and inspirations. Interspersed with sung example of “Precious Lord, Stand By Me.” Haffer discusses singing reels for candy-knockings, corn-shucking, and dances. Stagolee and Frankie and Johnny are mentioned.

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