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  1. “of all delta blues guitarist” We know little about Sloan. Gayle Dean Wardlow (who is more reliable than Evans) doesn’t think Sloan even played blues music at all.

    Tommy Johnson was never interviewed.

    “to set field hollers to guitar accompaniment” I don’t believe Evans has said this, but whether he has or not, it’s absurd. We obviously wouldn’t _know_ who the first musician to set field hollers (whatever they quite supposedly were, A. Lomax didn’t keep his story about that remotely straight over the years) to guitar accompaniment was.

  2. I must agree with you that we know little about Henry Sloan. Maybe Evans should have said the first known to set field hollers to guitar accompaniment, if he did say that. I’ll make sure I read Gayle Dean Wardlow.

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