Title: Spiking down
Subject: Houston Bacon
Recording Date: 8-8-1942
Instrument: percussion and vocal
Setting: Delta Tourist Camp
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)