:: Title :: Interview with Bessie Jones about Hopalong Charlie and Dupree and 1920s popular music
:: Genre :: 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 IV 10/61
:: Date :: 10/6/1961
:: Reference Information :: T957.0, Track 1 (00:06:24)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - The tenth of 21 recording sessions with Bessie Jones. [Source: Editor]
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - Jones talks about her acquaintance with band leaders Hopalong Charlie and Dupree in Florida, and how they wanted her to travel and perform in their show. She stayed with Dupree's mother in 1920. Lomax mentions the ballad of Betty and Dupree, and sings verses of Boll Weevil and Poor Farmer. Jones is reminded of Diamond Joe.
:: Collection :: Bessie Jones 1961-1962

 

 

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