:: Title :: Commentary by Bessie Jones on her Uncle Gene and selling one's soul to the devil
:: 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, Georgia Sea Islands
:: Session :: Bessie Jones IV 10/61
:: Date :: 10/6/1961
:: Reference Information :: T957.0, Track 7 (00:12:47)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - The tenth of 21 recording sessions with Bessie Jones. [Source: Editor]
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - Jones's Uncle Gene was a renter, not a sharecropper. He was a good worker and picked the guitar; loved women and had seven wives. Lomax asks about about great guitar pickers selling themselves to the devil. Jones tells the story of a man named McGuiness who sold his soul to be a doctor.
:: Collection :: Bessie Jones 1961-1962

 

 

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