Posted by on September 25, 2018

File: 6670A1


Title: The Eighth of January

Subject: Alan Lomax, Alec (Turpentine) Askew, Lucius Smith, Sid Hemphill, and Will Head

Recording Date: 8-15-1942

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Genre: dance tune and reel

Instrument: banjo, bass, drum, fiddle, guitar, and vocal

City: Sledge

State: Mississippi

Setting: The Fives

Editor Notes:

Preceded by introduction by Alan Lomax. The setting given is that which Lomax announces; he later (in his “The Land Where the Blues Began” [1993]) 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.

Technical Notes:

Corrected to +0.595 / 103.5%

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