Description: John "Doodle" Thrower, vocal and harmonica, performs his Sacred Harp parody "Singing On the Fourth of July." Followed by copyright announcement by Alan Lomax. Shot by Lomax and crew outside Tallapoosa, Georgia, September 14, 1982.
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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