Friday, May 19, 2017

The Grave of Lucious Smith

Sid Hemphill and Lucious Smith recording for Alan Lomax in 1959
Lucious Smith (b. Nov 28, 1881, d. May 18, 1980) was a banjo player from Panola County in  northern Mississippi.  He was interviewed in Worth Long and Alan Lomax's film The Land Where the Blues Began.  He often played with Sid Hemphill, with whom he is featured in a collection of field recordings, Sounds of the South (Atlantic SD-1346).

Click HERE for a rare interview with the master musician

He is buried at Shiloh Methodist Church Cemetery in Sardis, Mississippi.

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