:: Title :: Story of a slave who asked the devil to take his master
:: Genre :: folk tale, interview, spoken, story
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Jones, Bessie
:: 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 10/61
:: Date :: 10/3/1961
:: Reference Information :: T955.1, Track 11 (00:04:19)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - The seventh of 21 recording sessions with Bessie Jones. [Source: Editor]
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - A slave tires of his master's bad treatment and prays to the devil to come and take him away. As a joke, his friends appear to him as the devil, who says he has come to take him.
:: Collection :: Bessie Jones 1961-1962

 

 

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