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Solider's Joy6109B2, , , , 7-14-1942, , , ,

Lomax identified Carroll’s bass as a “tin-can bull-fiddle.” Followed by Lomax interview with mandolinist James Kelly, native of Pulaski, Tenn., about his repertoire and that of the black and white Pulaski communities.

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Arkansas Traveler6109B3, , , , , 7-14-1942, , , , ,

Lomax identified Carroll’s bass as a “tin-can bull-fiddle.” Followed by Lomax interview with mandolinist James Kelly, native of Pulaski, Tenn., about his repertoire and that of the black and white Pulaski communities.

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Old Joe6109B4, , , , 7-14-1942, , , , ,

Lomax identified Carroll’s bass as a “tin-can bull-fiddle.”

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Washboard solo: breakdown tempo (I)6604A17-14-1942, stokeswashboardnashvilletennesseework
Washboard solo: blues tempo6604A27-14-1942stokeswashboardnashvilletennesseework
Washboard solo: swing tempo (I)6604A37-14-1942stokeswashboardnashvilletennesseework
Washboard solo: swing tempo (II)6604A47-14-1942stokeswashboardnashvilletennesseework
Washboard solo: breakdown tempo (II)6604A57-14-1942, stokeswashboardnashvilletennesseework
Stagolee6610B47-20-1942, , ,

A song (and in a style) learned from his father.

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Stagolee6610B47-20-1942, , ,

A song (and in a style) learned from his father.

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Just A Spoonful6610B57-20-1942, , ,

A song (and in a style) learned from his father.

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Deary, Don't Be Angry (fragment)6630B2, , , , 7-14-1942, , , , , dalton kelly stokes carroll umanguitar mandolin washboard washtub-bassnashvilletennesseework
Walking Billy/Interview6662B1, 7-28-1942, , ,

Interview about the “Walking Billy” and other dances and tunes; ragtime pianists; and the clientele of the joints where Jones would play takes place while he plays the tune.

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The Eighth of January6670A1, , , , 8-15-1942, , , , , ,

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.

Corrected to +0.595 / 103.5%

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Arkansas Traveler6671B1, , , 8-15-1942, , , , , , ,

Followed by solo demonstrations of each instruments’ part and their tunings . (Smith’s kazoo only comes in here.)

Corrected to +0.234 / 101.36%

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After the Ball Is Over6673A2, , , 8-15-1942, , , , askew lucius hemphill willheadbass drum fife snare-drumsledgemississippifives
The Sidewalks of New York6673A3, , , 8-15-1942, , , , askew lucius hemphill willheadbass drum fife snare-drumsledgemississippifives
The Death March6673A4, , , 8-15-1942, , ,

It is assumed Smith and Askew are playing the snare drums.

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John Henry6673A5, , , 8-15-1942, , , , , , , askew lucius hemphill willheadbanjo bass drum fiddle guitar vocalsledgemississippifives
Keep My Skillet Good and Greasy6673B1, , , 8-15-1942, , , , , , , askew lucius hemphill willheadbanjo bass drum fiddle guitar vocalsledgemississippifives