:: Title :: Duncan And Brady
:: Genre :: bad man ballad, ballad, blues, blues ballad
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Lomax, Alan [vocal]
:: Setting :: Unspecified
:: Location :: Greenwich Village, New York City (New York), New York (United States)
:: Language :: English
:: Culture :: Southern U.S., Anglo-American, Texas
:: Session :: Alan Lomax as performer I
:: Date :: 1957-1980
:: Reference Information :: T1009.0, Track 3 (00:02:00)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - These are home recordings of Alan Lomax performing six songs. He gives a brief introduction to each song, noting the key in which it will be performed.
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - Laws No.19. According to Malcom Laws, a Black ballad recounting a showdown between Alfred Bounds, a deputy ("Duncan"), and Brady that took place in Lamar County, Mississippi in about 1900. Was most commonly found in Mississippi but also sung in Louisiana and East Texas. Alternatively, it may refer to an 1890 shooting in St. Louis, Missouri.
:: Collection :: Miscellaneous Recordings 1950-1990

 

 

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