:: Title :: Interview with Bessie Jones about frizzled chickens kept for hoodoo
:: Genre :: interview, spoken
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Jones, Bessie
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 IV 9/61
:: Date :: 9/27/1961
:: Reference Information :: T953.0, Track 10 (00:02:44)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - The fifth of 21 recording sessions with Bessie Jones. [Source: Editor]
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - Frizzled chickens (chickens whose feathers don't lie flat) are wise creatures, according to Jones, and were kept around in order to scratch up hoodoo - the devil's work. Frizzled chickens have no bone marrow. (Continues previous segment, 953.9.)
:: Collection :: Bessie Jones 1961-1962

 

 

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