:: Title :: Interview with Bessie Jones about women's hair
:: 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 :: T986.0, Track 3 (00:13:22)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - 13 of 21 recording sessions with Bessie Jones.
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - Bessie Jones says that her hair turns white and then back again. She finds gray and white hair attractive and talks about how women styled their hair years ago.In the old days women used to sell their hair in order to make "false hair." White women try to curl their hair, as black women try to make theirs straighter. She also talks about hair braiding and about God's views on make-up and jewelry as revealed in the Bible.
:: Collection :: Bessie Jones 1961-1962

 

 

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