:: Title :: Interview with Bessie Jones about the landscape of Dawson and Fitzgerald, Georgia
:: 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 10/61
:: Date :: 10/6/1961
:: Reference Information :: T958.0, Track 5 (00:09:28)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - The tenth of 21 recording sessions with Bessie Jones. [Source: Editor]
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - Jones recalls the Dawson landscape of hills, well-built houses, and green trees, including peach, hickory, sugar branch, and possum hole trees. Crops raised in the red clay are more fruitful than those grown in sand. Jones could tell what kind of ground a crop was grown on by its appearance, and she explains how to counter the effects of agricultural chemicals by using herbs and seasonings.
:: Collection :: Bessie Jones 1961-1962

 

 

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