:: Title :: Go In And Out The Window
:: Genre :: ring play
:: 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 :: T983.0, Track 15 (00:01:13)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - 13 of 21 recording sessions with Bessie Jones.
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - "This is another example of how fortunate Americans are to have British melody and African rhythm combining into their national musical language. To anyone who has doggedly skipped through this play on a hot asphalt playground, the Sea Islanders' swing through this old chestnut will be a revelation. Mrs. Jones says 'to measure your love', you take a piece of paper, hold it by diagonal corners up to the breast of your partner, 'measuring' by raising or lowering your hands in a see sawing motion, so that one corner is up, and then the other." --Step It Down [Source: Step It Down book]
:: Collection :: Bessie Jones 1961-1962

 

 

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