:: Title :: Commentary by Bessie Jones on her Native American great-grandfather
:: 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 II 9/61
:: Date :: 9/25/1961
:: Reference Information :: T951.1, Track 2 (00:08:47)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - The third of 21 recording sessions with Bessie Jones. [Source: Editor]
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - Jones talks about her Native American great-grandfather from Virginia who passed certain skills down to her, such as his knowledge of astronomy. He was at ease in the natural world and adept at making his own medicine, and taught Jones how to deal with a poisoned wound, how to make a cut stop bleeding, and how to stop a nose-bleed.
:: Collection :: Bessie Jones 1961-1962

 

 

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