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Clyde Maxwell's Blues (1978)
10 Dec 2012
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Clyde Maxwell plays a blues while Beatrice Maxwell and their neighbor Mrs. McCullough dance. Shot by Alan Lomax, John Bishop, and Worth Long at Maxwell's farm near Canton, Mississippi, September 3, 1978. For more information about the American Patchwork filmwork, Alan Lomax, and his collections, visit http://culturalequity.org. [02.19.14]

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From 1978 to 1985, Lomax travelled throughout the South collecting recordings in five culture regions — Mississippi Delta and Hill Country, Central and Southern Appalachia, New Orleans, Cajun Louisiana, and Johns Island, S.C. — compiling footage for what would become his "American Patchwork" series of PBS. This clip is drawn from the Mississippi Delta and Hill Country collection. For more about this and the other American Patchwork collections, visit the Alan Lomax Archive's YouTube channel

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Documentary Film Folk Music Song Alan Lomax's American Patchwork Culture Heritage Preservation Rural Traditional YORA Album/Record Archive/Index Field Recording Folklife Practice Video Lomax: Mississippi Delta and Hill Country (1978) Southeast Academic African American Filmmaker Folklorist Musician Reasearcher Blues Mississippi Song/Dance South
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