Posted by on September 27, 2018

File: 6626A1


Title: Interview about songwriting and song-peddling

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 race relations, peddling songs and newspapers, and his topical songwriting – in particular his ballad about the Titanic, which sold several thousand copies.

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