:: Title :: Interview with Lucius Smith about Memphis Blues and his tunings
:: Genre :: interview, spoken
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Lomax, Alan [vocal]
Smith, Lucius [banjo (five-string), vocal]
:: Setting :: The home of Sid Hemphill
:: Location :: Senatobia (Tate County), Mississippi (United States)
:: Language :: English
:: Culture :: Southern U.S., African American, Mississippi Hill Country
:: Session :: Senatobia I 9/59
:: Date :: 9/22/1959
:: Reference Information :: T895.0, Track 14 (00:01:56)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - Old-time black string-band tunes, reels and breakdowns played by Lucius Smith and Sid Hemphill. Lomax first recorded Hemphill's band (of which Smith was a member) at a picnic in Sledge, Mississippi, in 1942. [Source: Editor]
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - Alan asks, "That?s the one written by Handy, is it?" Lucius: "Written by Sid Hemphill if ever I know!" He calls the tuning he uses on Memphis Blues "single-noted." The others he uses are "cross-noted," "double noted," and Spanish. [Source: Editor]
:: Collection :: Southern U.S. 1959 and 1960

 

 

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