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Field Recordings Vol. 15 (1941-1942) Mississippi
DOCD-5672 Field Recordings Vol. 15 (Mississippi 1941-1942) “Rock Me, Shake Me” Various artists. Genres: Mississippi Blues, Country Blues, Songster. Informative booklet notes by Robert Groom. Detailed discography. Extracts abridged from this CD’s booklet notes: Out in the hill country of North Mississippi, in Tate and Panola counties, east of the Delta, a family of musicians were active for over a century. Fiddler Doc Hemphill had a string band back in the 1880s and 90s and his son Sid Hemphill picked up where his father left off. Sid was a multi-instrumentalist with a repertoire of around a hundred tunes and songs. His various bands performed in the hill country, in the Delta (where Turner Junior Johnson recommended Alan Lomax to seek out the “boar-hog musician”, Sid Hemphill), up in Memphis, out in Alabama. Sid Hemphill’s string bands were augmented with drums, and his own quills and fife. A long-time associate was banjo player Lucius Smith (b. 1892) who played with Hemphill for 54 years. Continued...

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