:: Title :: Commentary by Bessie Jones on oyster cracking and oyster parties
:: 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 9 (00:01:16)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - 13 of 21 recording sessions with Bessie Jones.
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - Jones: "Oyster cracking is what you do when you eat oysters. There were oyster parties at churches but sometimes you just had them at home. You could put it out that you were going to have oysters and charge for eating a bowl, or you could just have a party and have oyster cracking. It was more fun to do it together in a group than alone."
:: Collection :: Bessie Jones 1961-1962

 

 

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