:: Title :: Shoo Turkey
:: Genre :: children's game song, jump rope song
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Jones, Bessie [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 8 (00:01:03)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - The first of 21 recording sessions with Bessie Jones. [Source: Editor]
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - Step It Down: 'Shoo Turkey begins with a stylized conversation between the leader and the group of children who stand in a line facing her. At the end of the conversation, the children turn and snake-dance through the yard, shooing the turkeys by waving their hands first to one side and then to the other.' [Source: Step It Down]
:: Collection :: Bessie Jones 1961-1962

 

 

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