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Levee Camp Blues (#1)4780A2, , , 9-3-1941, , ,

An archival source for both sides of this disc was unavailable at the time of cataloging (Spring 2018). The Library of Congress’ disc concordance states that no preservation reel was made when the rest of the collection was transferred (1968), which suggests the disc was either damaged or missing. However, the fact that the recordings have been commercially issued (see Biograph’s “The Original Library of Congress Sessions From Field Recordings 1941-1942”) argues that the disc or at least a tape transfer does survive and is simply currently (still) missing. The audio in this catalog, then, is that issued on the Biograph CD.

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Government Fleet Blues4780B1, , , 9-3-1941, , ,

An archival source for both sides of this disc was unavailable at the time of cataloging (Spring 2018). The Library of Congress’ disc concordance states that no preservation reel was made when the rest of the collection was transferred (1968), which suggests the disc was either damaged or missing. However, the fact that the recordings have been commercially issued (see Biograph’s “The Original Library of Congress Sessions From Field Recordings 1941-1942”) argues that the disc or at least a tape transfer does survive and is simply currently (still) missing. The audio in this catalog, then, is that issued on the Biograph CD.

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Walking Blues4780B2, , , 9-3-1941, , ,

An archival source for both sides of this disc was unavailable at the time of cataloging (Spring 2018). The Library of Congress’ disc concordance states that no preservation reel was made when the rest of the collection was transferred (1968), which suggests the disc was either damaged or missing. However, the fact that the recordings have been commercially issued (see Biograph’s “The Original Library of Congress Sessions From Field Recordings 1941-1942”) argues that the disc or at least a tape transfer does survive and is simply currently (still) missing. The audio in this catalog, then, is that issued on the Biograph CD.

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Shetland Pony Blues4781A19/3/1941, sonbluesguitar vocaldesotomississippiclack
Fo' Clock Blues4781A2, , 9-3-1941, , son fiddlin williebbluesguitar mandolin vocaldesotomississippiclack
Make Me A Pallet On the Floor4781A39-3-1941, williebbluesguitar vocaldesotomississippiclack
Levee Camp Hollers4781B1, , 9-3-1941son fiddlin williebfield-hollervocaldesotomississippiclack
Delta Blues4781B2, 9-3-1941, , son leroybluesguitar harmonica vocaldesotomississippiclack
Going to Fishing4781B3, , 9-3-1941, , , fiddlin leroy williebbluesguitar harmonica percussion vocaldesotomississippiclack
Uncle Sam Done Called (fragment)4782A1, , 9-3-1941, , ,

Identified as a microphone test in AFS catalog.

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Uncle Sam Done Called4782A2, , 9-3-1941, , ,

Remaining side is a brief instrumental by E.C. Ball (recorded in Virginia) followed by empty disc.

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