:: Title :: Commentary by Bessie Jones on turpentine camps and leaving her boyfriend Willard
:: 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 8 (00:06:24)
:: 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 - *959, entries #7-12 contain continuous stories that weave in and out of other shorter segments
0 - In 1924 Bessie went to work in a turpentine camp, where she picked peas and cooked for the workers. She tells a story about leaving her boyfriend Willard (the story is concluded finished on T969.9).
:: Collection :: Bessie Jones 1961-1962

 

 

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