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Title: Interview about Georgia Skin and gambling / Jack O' Diamonds

Subject: Alan Lomax, Houston Bacon, and Lewis Jones

Recording Date: 8-8-1942

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Genre: holler and spoken

Instrument: guitar and vocal

City: Clarksdale

State: Mississippi

Setting: Delta Tourist Camp

Editor Notes:

Discussion of gambling and hustling cards interspersed with singing of “Jack O’ Diamonds” and assorted floating verses. Band begins with idle guitar picking. Band ends with a woman’s voice: “I wouldn’t let those boys sit on the bed.”

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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