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|Listen Now||Title||File Number||Subjects||Recording Date||Alt Title||Genres||Instruments||Cities||State||Setting||Editor Note||Technical Note||Online Resources|
|Interview about childrens' games||6610A1||Alan Lomax, David (Honeyboy) Edwards||7-20-1942||interview||vocal||Clarksdale||Mississippi||Coahoma County Agricultural High School|
Interview with Edwards about ring games he played as a child.
Marred by noise in the right channel at 2:17.
|Interview about Spread My Raincoat Down and the meaning and origins of the blues||6610B1||Alan Lomax, David (Honeyboy) Edwards||7-20-1942||interview||vocal||Clarksdale||Mississippi|
Discussion of the preceding “plantation song,” which Edwards learned as a boy in Shaw, Miss.; what the blues “are all about”; and the first time he had the blues.
|Interview about Edwards' interest in music, his music-making father, and sinful music||6611A2||David (Honeyboy) Edwards||7-20-1942||interview||vocal||Clarksdale||Mississippi|
Discusses his father joining the church and quitting music; a chord demonstration; and the blues as the Devil’s music.
|Interview about church-going, learning to play, and playing for dances||6611A4||David (Honeyboy) Edwards||7-20-1942||interview||vocal||Clarksdale||Mississippi|
|Interview about traveling, playing dances,||6611B||David (Honeyboy) Edwards||7-20-1942||interview||vocal||Clarksdale||Mississippi|
Talk on his travels as an itinerant musician, the dances he played, the musicians he played with (particularly in Memphis), various intoxicants, writing and recording blues. Discusses Bluebird Records and its talent scouts specifically, songwriting and songwriting/sales royalties vs. flat fees. Conversation continues about his preference for the North, and for integration. “Where you can be treated like a man,” Lomax said. More on country dances, dances, how much whiskey he’s drunk.