:: Title :: Interview with Bessie Jones about bootlegging
:: 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 :: T950.0, Track 17 (00:08:23)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - The second of 21 recording sessions with Bessie Jones.
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - During Jones's youth she was, she recalls, on her way to hell. She made and sold bootleg liquor, but treated people with respect and did not tolerate roughness. She feels that one does not get arrested for what one does, but for getting caught doing it.
:: Collection :: Bessie Jones 1961-1962

 

 

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