:: Title :: Johnny Cuckoo (song)
:: 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 19 (00:03:10)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - 13 of 21 recording sessions with Bessie Jones.
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - With syncopated clapping and foot-tapping. "This song comes from the British game 'Three Dukes A-Riding', a courtship play in which an increasing number of 'dukes' come to choose their brides from a line of young maidens, in what may be a reflection of marriage customs between clans in old Britain. The Sea Island version however is concerned with choosing 'soldiers', not courtship." --Step It Down [Source: Step It Down]
:: Collection :: Bessie Jones 1961-1962

 

 

© 2001-2018 Association for Cultural Equity | Contact | Rights