:: Title :: Interview with Bessie Jones about One Of These Days and I'm A Rollin', I'm A Rollin'
:: 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 VII 10/61
:: Date :: 10/12/1961
:: Reference Information :: T978.0, Track 5 (00:01:28)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - 13 of 21 recording sessions with Bessie Jones.
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - Jones explains that One Of These Days is a goodbye song during which church members shake hands and part ways after the service. "It's so sad, 'cause one of these days you won't be there, I hate to sing it." She introduces I'm A Rollin', I'm A Rollin', a coal miner's song used as a religious song and slave song about the underground railroad.
:: Collection :: Bessie Jones 1961-1962

 

 

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