:: Title :: Interview with Bessie Jones about weaning and snake stories
:: Genre :: interview, spoken
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Jones, Bessie
Lomax, Alan
:: Setting :: Alan Lomax's apartment, 3rd Street
:: Location :: Greenwich Village, New York City (New York), New York (United States)
:: Language :: English
:: Culture :: Southern U.S., African American, Sea Islands, Georgia
:: Session :: Bessie Jones I 9/61
:: Date :: 9/24/1961
:: Reference Information :: T949.0, Track 3 (00:10:19)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - The second of 21 recording sessions with Bessie Jones.
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - Jones was weaned from her mother at about two years of age. When she weaned her own child a snake crept into her home and drank milk from her breast while she slept. More stories about snakes follow.
:: Collection :: Bessie Jones 1961-1962

 

 

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