These are shots from the Smithsonian Folk/Blues festival from July of 1972. Blues legends (that I'm aware of) were Bukka White, cousin and big music influence to BB King, Houston Stackhouse, and Sleepy John Estes. With Sleepy John Estes were 2 of his old time bandmates, Hammie Nixon on harp and Yank Rachell on mandolin. There's also the guitar case that says"Big Boy", nickname of Arthur Craddup (who penned "That's all right now, Mama"), so perhaps he's there too. Please contact me if anybody knows any of the unnamed players. I used my old Yashica twin-lens 635, probably Tri-X. Most of these images are high quality scans and would make wonderful large prints. Scans courtesy my brother Thomas. Thanks Tom!
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