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Stagolee6610B47-20-1942, , ,

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

Stagolee6610B47-20-1942, , ,

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

Just A Spoonful6610B57-20-1942, , ,

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

Get Up In the Morning Soon (fragment)6631A67-25-1942Keep My Skillet Good and Greasy, ,
Get Up In the Morning Soon6631A77-25-1942, ,
Casey Jones6631A87-25-1942, ,
I'll Keep My Skillet Greasy If I Can / Old Dog Blue / Sally Goodin6654A18-9-1942Keep My Skillet Good and Greasy,

Followed by discussion of various songs, including “Old Dog Blue” and “Sally Goodin” of which he sings fragments.

The Dummy Line6654A28-9-1942,

Identified on AFS card simply as “The Dummy.” Lomax prompts him with extra verses.

Didn't He Ramble6654A38-9-1942The Derby Ram; The Darby Ram,
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%

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%

Leather Britches6672B1, , , 8-15-1942Leather Breeches, , , , , ,
Rye Straw6672B2, , , 8-15-1942, , , , , ,

Identified on AFS card as “Rice Straw” (which is what Hemphill, at the end of the preceding band, might refer to it as).

Old Blues6672B4, , , 8-15-1942, , , , , , ,

Identified on AFS card as “Old Blue,” but it is not a version of the song about the dog by that name.

Seriously marred by speed fluctuation.

 

Jesse James6673A1, , , 8-15-1942, , , , ,
John Henry6673A5, , , 8-15-1942, , , , , , ,
Keep My Skillet Good and Greasy6673B1, , , 8-15-1942, , , , , , ,
Soon In the Morning6673B3, , 8-15-1942, , , , , ,