:: Title :: Story about a neglected child singing the blues
:: Genre :: blues, 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 III 10/61
:: Date :: 10/4/1961
:: Reference Information :: T956.0, Track 2 (00:05:31)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - The ninth of 21 recording sessions with Bessie Jones. [Source: Editor]
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - Jones tells of overhearing a neglected little girl she was caring for singing the blues, and how deeply it affected her: 'I've been down so long, rising don't cross my mind.'
:: Collection :: Bessie Jones 1961-1962

 

 

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