Description: Dennis McGee performs the first tunes he recorded commercially (in 1929 with Sady Courville for the Brunswick label): "Madame Young Donnez Moi Votre Plus Jolie" and "Mon Chere Bebe Creole." Shot by Alan Lomax and crew at McGee's home in Eunice, Louisiana, August 1983.
About the session: Cloggers and buck dancers; bluegrass and string bands; white gospel groups; stories, folktales, and ballads from coal miners, tobacco farmers, and former bootleggers, filmed in Virginia, Tennessee, and Kentucky. Performers include Ray Hicks, Nimrod Workman, Tommy Jarrell, and Raymond Fairchild, the man reputed to be the fastest banjo player in the world.
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