Como Fife and Drum
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Como Fife and Drum
Vol. 35 of the George Mitchell collection
Fat Possum
33 1/3 rpm 7" EP
$5

The Como Fife and Drum band features the legendary Napolian Strickland, who was considered by many to be the fife-blowingest man in north Mississippi. There are few sounds that I find as exciting as when Strickland lets loose with a holler, as he does on Hey Freddie. The drummers are not identified on the sleeve, but other Mitchell recordings of the Como Drum Band have credited Otha Turner & John Tytus as Strickland's bandmates.

Note the articles on Mississippi fife-and-drum music (Otha Turner, Willie Hurt...) posted on the 50 Miles of Elbow Room articles page.