Description: A performance by the Rising Sons of Senatobia, Mississippi, at an unspecified A.M.E. church in Arkabutla, Miss. (Please bear with us for the first 45 seconds or so. It's worth it.) Shot by Alan Lomax, John Bishop, and Worth Long, August 27, 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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