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Alternate Title: Joe Mows, Witches and Hants

African Americans spoken Ethnography Music Narratives Interviews Beliefs and superstitions Office of the Aycock & Lindsey Turpentine Camp Cross City, Florida Dixie County

James Byrd, 30-year-old turpentine worker, discusses "Joe Mows," good luck items (also known as "Mojos") usually including a lodestone which, kept in one's pocket, are said to be helpful in winning at gambling games. He says that good Joe Mows must be ordered from Louisiana or Mississippi. Some are made by workers at the turpentine camp, and sold for $2 each, but he doesn't believe in that kind.

Language: English
Duration: 2 Minutes, 18 Seconds
Performer: : Byrd, James Performer: Byrd, Bill Performer: Byrd, Joe

Florida Folksong - [Joe Mows]

Item ID: 45506987
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