:: Title :: Commentary by Bessie Jones on West Green, Georgia (II)
:: 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 13 (00:14:02)
:: 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 on nursing Alice back to good health. No one could believe Alice was capable of healing. People started accusing Bessie of being a conjurer which was not true. Joe Dean came to visit her at Alice's home and offered to put Bessie up in a house at which he could visit her. Bessie fled the town and later found out that Joe Dean had relocated to Jacksonville which relieved great stress.
0 - Jones shares more reminiscences of her time in West Green, Georgia; Joe Dean, the white man who pursued her; and her friend and mentor Alice.
:: Collection :: Bessie Jones 1961-1962

 

 

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