:: Title :: Go To Sleepy, Little Baby (All The Pretty Little Horses)
:: Genre :: lullaby
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Jones, Bessie
:: 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 :: T979.0, Track 14 (00:02:08)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - 13 of 21 recording sessions with Bessie Jones.
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - "This is Mrs. Jones's version of the classic Southern lullaby, sung throughout the South by white and black mothers alike. It is always sad; the poignant subcurrent of the great tragedy of slavery -- the separation of mother and child -- always runs through it, but Mrs. Jones's version is gentle rather than bitter." [Source: Step It Down book]
:: Collection :: Bessie Jones 1961-1962

 

 

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