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Sleepy John Estes: Sleepy, Getting Sleepier

Philip Norman, Sunday Times, 1972

THE ROAD stops at Sleepy John's house, at the top of a ploughed field, outside Brownsville, Tennessee, where the earth is thick and unyielding as old dung and the wind causes skeletons of old newspaper to dance and somersault.

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