:: Title :: Commentary by Bessie Jones on escaping the temptations of the devil and on infidelity
:: 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 IX 10/61
:: Date :: 10/23/1961
:: Reference Information :: T967.1, Track 7 (00:09:43)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - 15 of 21 recording sessions with Bessie Jones. [Source: Editor]
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - Before Bessie was saved, she recalls, the devil had her "pricked in mind." She felt liked killing "any person who cussed her," but then she witnessed a man killing another man for such a thing. Bessie says she was then visited by a good spirit who told her that you ought "to know your name," explaining that if you are angry about what someone calls you you are in fact that which the person is calling you. [Source: Editor]
:: Collection :: Bessie Jones 1961-1962

 

 

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