:: Title :: Shoo, Turkey
:: Genre :: game song
:: 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 II 10/61
:: Date :: 10/3/1961
:: Reference Information :: T984.0, Track 11 (00:00:53)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - The eighth of 21 recording sessions with Bessie Jones. [Source: Editor]
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - Step It Down: "[Shoo Turkey] begins with a stylized conversation between the leader and the group of children who stand in a line facing her. At the end of the conversation, the children turn and snake-dance through the yard, shooing the turkeys by waving their hands first to one side and then to the other. " [Source: Step It Down book]
:: Collection :: Bessie Jones 1961-1962

 

 

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