:: Title :: Commentary by Bessie Jones on When The Bridegroom Comes and weddings
:: 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 10 (00:05:49)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - 13 of 21 recording sessions with Bessie Jones.
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - When The Bridegroom Comes is sung when the wedding party members are walking in. Jones sings the old-time version. She talks about the wedding ceremony, including the procession, sermon, and the newlyweds' first kiss. Some preachers marry the couple quickly, others preach for a long time. 'It won't be the first time the groom will have kissed the bride!' she remarks. Bessie Jones says, "I do like to go to weddings -- to see people joined together and getting along."
:: Collection :: Bessie Jones 1961-1962

 

 

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