:: Title :: Commentary by Bessie Jones on toasting
:: 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 I 10/61
:: Date :: 10/3/1961
:: Reference Information :: T955.1, Track 6 (00:10:45)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - The seventh of 21 recording sessions with Bessie Jones. [Source: Editor]
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - Following her first marriage, Bessie left her daughter with her mother and set out on her own. She spent time with friends and learned to be independent. She disliked wild, rough people, but enjoyed singing, dancing, drinking, and 'the right kind of parties.' 'Toasting was the worst sin I had.' She was good at it, and competed to give the best toast. She demonstrates several toasts with smutty rhymes, animal stories, one about President Hardy, and others.
:: Collection :: Bessie Jones 1961-1962

 

 

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