:: Title :: Gravel Road Blues
:: Genre :: blues
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Davis, Fanny [comb]
McDowell, Fred [vocal]
Pratcher, Miles
:: Setting :: The home of Fred McDowell
:: Location :: Como (Panola County), Mississippi (United States)
:: Language :: English
:: Culture :: Southern U.S., African American, Mississippi Hill Country
:: Session :: Como II 9/59
:: Date :: 9/22/1959
:: Reference Information :: T893.0, Track 8 (00:04:21)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - Blues and rags played and sung by Fred McDowell, with accompaniment by Miles Pratcher (second guitar) and Fanny Davis (comb). [Source: Editor]
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - Alan Lomax: "Take 2. Different miking. Better." Editor: This recording was issued on Prestige, New World, and Rounder under the erroneous titles of "Going Down the River" and "Going to the Races." It's not, furthermore, a second take of the preceding blues - "The Sun Rose This Morning (Going Down to the River)" - although it shares the same tune. McDowell sings different lyrics entirely herein. [Source: Tape Log]
:: Collection :: Southern U.S. 1959 and 1960

 

 

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