:: Title :: Commentary by Bessie Jones on old singing styles
:: 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 :: T983.0, Track 2 (00:01:31)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - 13 of 21 recording sessions with Bessie Jones.
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - Bessie Jones on "The Devil Got To Move": That's one of them old time songs from slavery. You can tell from the sound. Nowadays they would have it at a higher pitch and would have it in different ways [ornamentation]. She demonstrates singing a verse in the newer, more ornamental style (that modern listeners identify with what became the gospel-style). 'Drive Ol' Satan Away' is introduced.
:: Collection :: Bessie Jones 1961-1962

 

 

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