:: Title :: Commentary by Bessie Jones on the poor and polio
:: 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 18 (00:02:41)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - 15 of 21 recording sessions with Bessie Jones. [Source: Editor]
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - Jonest jokes that black babies do not have nearly as high a rate of polio because it is "too rich a disease," then she explains that the real reason is because black people "keep themselves stronger" and this leads to stronger babies.
:: Collection :: Bessie Jones 1961-1962

 

 

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