New York City 2/66

Big Joe Williams and Alan Lomax swap songs and accompany each other along with occasional vocal contributions from Mable Hillery at the apartment Lomax shared with John Henry Faulk at 670 West End Ave. It's not known if there was a purpose intended for the recording beyond documenting the casual event. Joan Halifax is credited as the recordist on the tape box.

Improvisation (When I Lay My Burden Down / Rosie)


Worried Life Blues


Do the Mess Around


Got Me Walkin' and Talkin'

T.B. Blues

Hot Springs Water

Mississippi Low-Levee Blues


Meet Me In the Bottom

Becky Deem

Commentary by Alan Lomax and Big Joe Williams on Becky Deem

44 Blues

Interview with Big Joe Williams about early blues and railroad work songs

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