:: Title :: Interview with Bessie Jones about death, funerals, and tombstones
:: 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 :: T960.0, Track 2 (00:07:24)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - The tenth of 21 recording sessions with Bessie Jones. [Source: Editor]
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - When a person dies the body is washed, dressed, and carried to the graveyard. Prior to the funeral, there is a viewing of the body and people sing, praise, and give thanks for the life the deceased has lived.
:: Collection :: Bessie Jones 1961-1962

 

 

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