:: Title :: Commentary by Bessie Jones on Rap Jack and Whoa Mule
:: 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 III 9/61
:: Date :: 9/26/1961
:: Reference Information :: T977.1, Track 5 (00:03:24)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - The fourth of 21 recording sessions with Bessie Jones. [Source: Editor]
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - In the book Step It Down, Jones explains the game Rap Jack: "Mama and them would take those long switches (and in those days we wore those long dresses and we'd hardly ever see our legs and when we did they wasn't rough and tough like these legs we see now - they was tender - the sun didn't shine on them) and they would play Rap Jack, just hit one another with the switches. I've known them to cut through dresses clean, just cut a tear in them. That's the craziest play to play - I never wanted to play that?" Jones introduces Ol' Mule, I Say. [Source: Editor]
:: Collection :: Bessie Jones 1961-1962

 

 

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