:: Title :: Look-A-Yonder (Traveling Shoes)
:: Genre :: religious song, shout, spiritual
:: 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 :: T985.0, Track 5 (00:02:33)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - 13 of 21 recording sessions with Bessie Jones.
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - Begins in very free rhythm, like a holler, and accelerates and intensifies: "Look-a-yonder, I can see king Jesus come-a walking down (Lordy), he's got on his traveling (I mean) shoes (Lordy) (repeats) ) // Look-a yonder (repeats) I can see my mother come walking down ? " (etc.) Very dramatic performance
:: Collection :: Bessie Jones 1961-1962

 

 

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