Description: Boyd Rivers (vocal and guitar) performs "You Got to Take Sick and Die (One of These Days)" at his home in Canton, Mississippi. Shot by Alan Lomax, John Bishop, and Worth Long, August 30, 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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