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Interview and music performance with blues singer Moses Williams
Personal experience narratives
One reel to reel recording. Williams was born 15 February 1919 in Itta Bena, Mississippi. After traveling with several acts in the 1930s/1940s, he moved to Florida to work the citrus groves. He always played the diddly bow, a one-string instrument played throughout that south that functioned as a primitive guitar. Moses talked about playing the diddly (for this recording, he hung a broom wire from the wall); performing with Sonny Boy Williams; and his life history. He played several songs. NOTE: According to the depositor's agreement, any commercial use of this recording must be cleared by Moses Williams or Dwight Devane.