:: Title :: Commentary by Bessie Jones on Turn The Pan
:: 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 4 (00:01:10)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - 13 of 21 recording sessions with Bessie Jones.
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - Jones: "'Turn the pan' is a 'house game,' that is, a game you can play in the house when you can't go outside. It's from Dawson. This game is similar to spin the bottle, except that it is played with a tin plate spun on the floor, in the midst of a ring of children. The one who is 'it' must give a pawn, that is, be chosen to recite a poem, sing a song, act like a chicken, jump like a frog, etc." [Source: Transcription notes / Step It Down book]
:: Collection :: Bessie Jones 1961-1962

 

 

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