Posted by on May 8, 2018

File: 6645B1


Title: Interview about roustabouting, roustabout songs, and steamboating reminiscences

Subject: Alan Lomax and John Cameron

Recording Date: 7-28-1942

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Genre: spoken

Instrument: vocal

City: Clarksdale

State: Mississippi


Editor Notes:

Includes snippets of several roustabouts’ songs and reminiscences of working on the river, a race between the Katy Adams and Jim Lee, and Friars Point in the steamboat era. “One of the finest towns for a colored person to make his living… if you can make your living here and you don’t bother nobody, and stay in your place, nobody gonna bother you.”

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