Description: Wade In the Water, sung by the St. James Missionary Baptist Church Congregation; led by Kay Flemings and Dorothy James. Shot by Alan Lomax, Worth Long, and John Bishop, Canton, Mississippi, August 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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