:: Title :: Interview with Bessie Jones about selling one's soul to the devil
:: 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 7 (00:12:22)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - 21 of 21 recording sessions with Bessie Jones. [Source: Editor]
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - Bessie recalls a man she knew who cursed God and sold his soul to the devil to become a skillful conjurer and musician. Selling one's soul has to be done during certain phases of the moon. She tells stories about hoodoo doctors in Fitzgerald, Georgia - the last of which cuts off and continues on T989.1.
:: Collection :: Bessie Jones 1961-1962

 

 

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