:: Title :: Commentary by Bessie Jones on cooking alligator and Bob Young, gum-dipper
:: 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 II 10/61
:: Date :: 10/3/1961
:: Reference Information :: T984.0, Track 22 (00:03:44)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - The eighth of 21 recording sessions with Bessie Jones. [Source: Editor]
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - Jones explains how to cook alligator, which she doesn't like to eat. She introduces a holler she calls "Bob Young's Raisin' Whoop," with which Young, a gum-dipper, would wake the turpentine camp up.
0 - Transcription notes read: "This is from Bob Young, back up in Fitzgerald. Bob used to wake up the people before day, so they could get ready to go to work at the turpentine camps. Bob was a great gum dipper, himself. He would get up early in the morning and go all over the countryside with his loud whoop, his call. People said they could hear him six miles away. He would stand on a hill and put his hands to his mouth and holler." [Source: Transcription Notes]
:: Collection :: Bessie Jones 1961-1962

 

 

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