:: Title :: Whoa Mule
:: Genre :: dance tune, reel
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Jones, Bessie
:: 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 6 (00:02:15)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - The fourth of 21 recording sessions with Bessie Jones. [Source: Editor]
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - A dance song from slavery times whose text deals with color distinctions. Different fates are alloted to the yellow girl, the brown girl, and the black girl, who generally fares worst, though in the end it's "just the same." Recorded in many variants on race records in the 1920s and '30s.
:: Collection :: Bessie Jones 1961-1962

 

 

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