:: Title :: Interview with Bessie Jones about a jealousy fight and playing cards
:: 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 :: T958.0, Track 2 (00:19:54)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - The tenth of 21 recording sessions with Bessie Jones. [Source: Editor]
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - Jones had a stormy relationship with a jealous woman named Gertrude, who picked a fight with her over a man. Gertrude had a knife but Jones bit her repeatedly. The two women made peace when they both wound up in the Holiness Church. Jones loved parties and card playing, though she never played Georgia Skin, "a rough folks' gambling game." She liked Coon Can, and played two-out-of-three for drinks.
:: Collection :: Bessie Jones 1961-1962

 

 

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