Description: Clyde "Judas" Maxwell, vocal and guitar, performs "Way Down In the Valley." Shot by Alan Lomax, John Bishop, and Worth Long at Maxwell's farm in Madison County, Mississippi, September 3, 1978.
About the session: Bluesmen; fife-and-drum ensembles; former muleskinners and railroad tie-tampers; and tall-tale reciters. Performers include Skip James collaborator Jack Owens, diddley-bow player Lonnie Pitchford, fife legend Otha Turner, and R. L. Burnside in his first film appearance.
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