:: Title :: Commentary by Bessie Jones on Horse And Buggy
:: 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 VII 10/61
:: Date :: 10/12/1961
:: Reference Information :: T986.0, Track 6 (00:01:06)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - 13 of 21 recording sessions with Bessie Jones.
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - "Roger Caillois, in his book 'Man, Play, and Games, categorizes on type of play as 'the pursuit of vertigo'; 'Horse And The Buggy' certainly fits that description. To play it, two children take hands, their arms either crossed or straight, and wheel around, pulling back from each other so that their momentum increases. On the words 'way down low,' they stoop down, sometimes getting down on their knees, but the whirling motion never stops nor does the direction of spin change. At this galloping pace, the call-and-response pattern for the singing is an essential." [Source: Step It Down book]
:: Collection :: Bessie Jones 1961-1962

 

 

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