Title: The Eighth of January
Subject: Alan Lomax, Alec (Turpentine) Askew, Lucius Smith, Sid Hemphill, and Will Head
Recording Date: 8-15-1942
Genre: dance tune and reel
Instrument: banjo, bass, drum, fiddle, guitar, and vocal
Setting: The Fives
Preceded by introduction by Alan Lomax. The setting given is that which Lomax announces; he later (in his “The Land Where the Blues Began” ) referred to it as “The Funky Fives,” where a picnic was underway. His other reference in that book to “Po’ Whore’s Kingdom” remains unclear.
Corrected to +0.595 / 103.5%