:: Title :: Commentary by Bessie Jones on Pick A Bale Of Cotton and regional song and language variations
:: 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 14 (00:02:50)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - 13 of 21 recording sessions with Bessie Jones.
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - Bessie on 'Pick A Bale Of Cotton.' That song is about enjoying picking cotton and moonshine parties afterwards. It's from Dawson as are all the ring plays she knows, but there arer versions from Saint Simons, also. Words are pronounced differently in Dawson and Saint Simons. Sanderee and Sangeri are the same thing.
:: Collection :: Bessie Jones 1961-1962

 

 

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