:: Title :: Commentary by Bessie Jones on You Better Leave That Wine Alone and Rock So Low
:: Genre :: interview, spoken
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Jones, Bessie
Lomax, Alan
:: 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 20 (00:00:49)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - 13 of 21 recording sessions with Bessie Jones.
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - Bessie Jones: "Rock so low" means that they get down on their knees and their knees knocked together. They got so low to Jesus. They used to shout this up around Dawson and Columbia with my mother and her sister. They shouted it on those watch nights when they stayed up together, like "Oh, Day." [a Christmas watch night song].
:: Collection :: Bessie Jones 1961-1962

 

 

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