:: Title :: Interview with Bessie Jones about her favorite trees
:: 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 3 (00:02:16)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - The tenth of 21 recording sessions with Bessie Jones. [Source: Editor]
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - Jones loves the cedar tree: "a beautiful tree." Asked if she used to lie under trees as a child and daydream, she says that she didn't because there were snakes under the trees. There is a Chinaberry tree at her place on St. Simons that she planted herself, and a liveoak tree whose branches reach from her cousin's land onto hers. She wishes she could buy the land on which it grows.
:: Collection :: Bessie Jones 1961-1962

 

 

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