Posted by on May 6, 2018

File: 6671A2

Audio:

Title: Boll Weevil

Subject: 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, and vocal

City: Sledge

State: Mississippi

Setting: The Fives

Editor Notes:

Followed by discussion of composing the ballad, which Smith suggests Hemphill wrote in 1905.

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