:: Title :: Commentary by Bessie Jones on dancing and flirting
:: 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 X 10/61
:: Date :: 10/25/1961
:: Reference Information :: T969.1, Track 2 (00:10:12)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - 16 of 21 recording sessions with Bessie Jones. The tracks on T969 form a single, long story, and for coherence should be listened to in order.
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - Bessie says that she was an indifferent dancer and would pick a good dancer for a partner so that he could carry her. She did not ask people to dance, rather she waited to be asked. For amusement she preferred to play cards. She talks about being attracted to boys and flirting.
:: Collection :: Bessie Jones 1961-1962

 

 

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