Description: Clyde "Judas" Maxwell, vocal and guitar, performs a fragment of a "Stagolee" blues. 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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