:: Title :: Commentary by Bessie Jones on I'm Gonna Sink Titanic
:: Genre :: dance tune, interview, spoken
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Jones, Bessie [vocal]
Lomax, Alan [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 6/61
:: Date :: 6/26/1961
:: Reference Information :: T945.0, Track 3 (00:01:15)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - The first of 21 recording sessions with Bessie Jones. [Source: Editor]
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - Transcription notes read: "I don't remember all of this. It wasn't a game; it was just a little thing we did out in the yard because "Sink the Titanic" was a dance that the women really did. They would see how far back they could go; they would go back more and more; some of them almost to the ground. My, that was some dance! There are more verses; I can only remember a little bit of it." [Source: Transcription notes]
:: Collection :: Bessie Jones 1961-1962

 

 

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