Description: Sittin' On Top of the World, performed by Napoleon Strickland, vocal and harmonica. Shot by Alan Lomax, John Bishop, and Worth Long at Strickland's home in Como, Mississippi, August 29, 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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