Posted by on September 25, 2018

File: 6671A1


Title: The Strayhorn Mob

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

Recording Date: 8-15-1942

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Genre: ballad

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

City: Sledge

State: Mississippi

Setting: The Fives

Editor Notes:

Followed by a discussion of the ballad, concerning a lynching in Strayhorn, Miss.

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