Description: Napoleon Strickland and kids play during the preparation for the night's picnic at the Bartlett farm outside Como, Mississippi. Shot by Alan Lomax, John Bishop, and Worth Long, August 25, 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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