:: Title :: Commentary by Bessie Jones on baby names
:: Genre :: interview, spoken
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Jones, Bessie
Lomax, Alan
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 VIII 10/61
:: Date :: 10/19/1961
:: Reference Information :: T964.1, Track 2 (00:14:35)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - 14 of 21 recording sessions with Bessie Jones. [Source: Editor]
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - Bessie believes boys try to find girls to date who are similar to their mothers. She thought Rosalie was the prettiest name for a girl. People today, she says, choose children's names from books. In the past they took names from the Bible or named children after relatives. Some of the names in the Bible were too hard. She has an uncle named Nehemiah. Alan Lomax: There are some women who don't care about children. Bessie Jones: You see that in animals too. And sometimes a woman can be a mother to a child that she didn't give birth to. Some birth women don't care, it's not because they are young. "You can't be much younger than I was." Others like older children not babies.
:: Collection :: Bessie Jones 1961-1962



© Association for Cultural Equity | Contact | Rights