:: Title :: Uncle Ned (I Know An Old Man And His Name Was Ned)
:: Genre :: minstrel song, slavery song
:: 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 55 (00:01:43)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - The fourth of 21 recording sessions with Bessie Jones. [Source: Editor]
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - Text: There's no more work for poor Uncle Ned / He's gone where the good dodgers go. This is a version of sentimental minstrel song by Stephen Foster. Interestingly, Jones sings "dodgers" where the original song used "darkies."
:: Collection :: Bessie Jones 1961-1962

 

 

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