INDIAN WAR WHOOP

Created on 14/11/2000
Latest update on 14/11/2000

Artist: Hoyt Ming & His Pep-Steppers
Author: Hoyt Ming
Label: Victor
Year: 1928

Ralph Peer recording, reissued on the Harry Smith Collection. They were a family band playing dances in and around Tupelo, MS. Their major gimmick was sister Rozella Ming's energetic footwork, hence the name of the band. Maybe young Elvis saw them.

Covers:

1929:

Hiter Covin

1967:

Holy Modal Rounders [more Harry Smith fans]

1997:

Sonya Cohen [Pete Seeger's niece]

2000:

John Hartford [in film O Brother, Where Art Thou? whenever bankrobber Babyface Nelson comes in the picture]

Baptist lining hymn Oh Death, Where Is Thy Sting?, also used in O Brother, is lifted from that same Harry Smith Collection. (see there)

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