:: Title :: Interview with Bessie Jones about modesty in female dress
:: Genre :: interview, spoken
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Jones, Bessie
Lomax, Alan
Marchand, Antoinette
:: 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 :: T959.0, Track 2 (00:06:37)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - The tenth of 21 recording sessions with Bessie Jones. [Source: Editor]
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - It is important to dress appropriately for the occasion. One shouldn't dress for church as though one were going to a dance but should wear Christian clothes. Lomax notes that some kinds of dress, such as nun's habits, can hide what you are, and that it's all right to look like a woman. Jones replies, 'It may not be reason but it's the Bible.'
:: Collection :: Bessie Jones 1961-1962

 

 

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