:: Title :: Interview with Bessie Jones about agriculture in 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 6 (00:04:23)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - The tenth of 21 recording sessions with Bessie Jones. [Source: Editor]
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - People from Fitzgerald are referred to as northwestern people. The soil is good red clay, dependable for farming whether one is white or black. Dawson had black walnuts, which Jones would bring to Fitzgerald. They raised everything else themselves - potatoes, pecans, and pomegranates - which are useful and healthful. Pomegranates, Jones says, are mentioned in the Bible.
:: Collection :: Bessie Jones 1961-1962

 

 

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