:: Title :: Commentary by Bessie Jones on the devil, evil spirits, and witchcraft (I)
:: Genre :: interview, spoken
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Jones, Bessie
Lomax, Alan
Marchand, Antoinette [vocal]
:: 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 14 (00:14:37)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - The seventh of 21 recording sessions with Bessie Jones. [Source: Editor]
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - Jones tells of a man named McGinnis whom she knew in Fitzgerald, Georgia, who could perform spells and cure almost anything. He acquired this gift by going to the crossroads and cursing God for nine mornings; one the ninth, the devil came to him in the form of a bull and fulfilled his desire. Jones goes on to discuss experiences with evil spirits and witchcraft. The story at the end of the track cuts off, and continues on T955.15.
:: Collection :: Bessie Jones 1961-1962

 

 

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