:: Title :: Interview with Bessie Jones about If You Don't Like The Way I Do, her schooling, and Steal Away
:: 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 13 (00:02:20)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - The fourth of 21 recording sessions with Bessie Jones. [Source: Editor]
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - Jones explains If You Don't Like The Way I Do: "What a time! This was just as good as the blues, you know - better. It was fun for the children, you know." She says of her schooling: "Our schools were better than what I see now. Our teacher was a wonderful man. They taught children good things. Everybody that had understanding helped other people raise their children the way they should. We didn't have delinquency." Raising children was a task shared by everyone in the community. "In our schools we had prayer in the morning to march in by. We had good songs. They were school songs, but they were Christianity songs, like Steal Away."
:: Collection :: Bessie Jones 1961-1962

 

 

© 2001-2009 Association for Cultural Equity | Contact | Credits | Rights