Posted by on May 8, 2018

File: 6648A1


Title: Spiking down

Subject: Houston Bacon

Recording Date: 8-8-1942

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Genre: spoken

Instrument: percussion and vocal

City: Clarksdale

State: Mississippi

Setting: Delta Tourist Camp

Editor Notes:

Reenactment of spiking railroad ties with fragments of work song and reminiscences about various characters on the crew. Bacon keeps time by striking a tie.

Identified by Lomax as the Delta Tourist Camp (suggested by Chris Smith to be the Delta Tourist Courts • 1600 N. State St. in Clarksdale)

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