:: Title :: Interview with Bessie Jones about Robert Johnson, selling ones soul to the devil, and casting spells for ability
:: Genre :: interview, spoken
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Jones, Bessie
Lomax, Alan
:: 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 3/62
:: Date :: 3/14/1962
:: Reference Information :: T988.0, Track 5 (00:05:13)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - 21 of 21 recording sessions with Bessie Jones. [Source: Editor]
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - Jones believes that Robert Johnson could not have completely sold out to the devil because he told his mother as he died that he would meet her in heaven. If one really sells one's soul to the devil, she explains, that person has irrevocably cursed God. She describes the spells that are cast in order to acquire musical skill.
:: Collection :: Bessie Jones 1961-1962

 

 

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