:: Title :: Interview with Bessie Jones about bone fellum
:: 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 VIII 10/61
:: Date :: 10/19/1961
:: Reference Information :: T965.0, Track 8 (00:03:45)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - 14 of 21 recording sessions with Bessie Jones. [Source: Editor]
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - Bone fellum (sp.?) is a condition that affects the bones of people (mostly men) that work too hard. Fingers swell, fingernails fall off, and there is the danger of losing whole fingers. It is cured by holding one's hand over a kerosene lamp.
:: Collection :: Bessie Jones 1961-1962

 

 

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