:: Title :: Interview with Henry Ratcliff about his biography
:: Genre :: interview, spoken
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Lomax, Alan [vocal]
Ratcliff, Henry [vocal]
:: Setting :: Parchman Farm, Camp 7
:: Location :: Parchman (Sunflower County), Mississippi (United States)
:: Language :: English
:: Culture :: Southern U.S., African American, Mississippi
:: Session :: Parchman 9/59 (Camp 7)
:: Date :: 9/18/1959
:: Reference Information :: T883.0, Track 9 (00:00:09)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - Work songs and hollers recorded at Camp 7 at the Mississippi State Penitentiary, better known as Parchman Farm. [Source: Editor]
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - Very brief interview in which Lomax asks Ratcliff for his name (very indistinct) and hometown (Clarksdale). It is possible that his last name is Ratliff, as there are two Henry Ratliffs in the Social Security Death Index listed as having received their last benefits in Yazoo City and in Clarksdale. The Ratcliffs are listed as having lived in Bay Springs and McComb, Mississippi, east of the Delta. [Source: Editor]
:: Collection :: Southern U.S. 1959 and 1960

 

 

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