:: Title :: Interview with Bessie Jones about laughter and racial stereotyping
:: 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 III 10/61
:: Date :: 10/4/1961
:: Reference Information :: T956.0, Track 1 (00:05:46)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - The ninth of 21 recording sessions with Bessie Jones. [Source: Editor]
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - Jones explains that all laughter is not pleasant. Lomax remarks that laughter is reserved for humorous occasions in the North but serves multiple purposes in the South. They talk about how white people stereotyped African Americans as perpetually happy.
:: Collection :: Bessie Jones 1961-1962

 

 

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