:: Title :: Commentary by Bessie Jones on turpentine camps
:: 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 24 (00:06:18)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - The eighth of 21 recording sessions with Bessie Jones. [Source: Editor]
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - Jones describes rising in the morning to Bob Young's calls, of which this is one example. Crumb Williams (the captain of the turpentine camp in the song) was mean to everyone but not to his own workers. He was well-liked by his employees, but heavy drinker, and had killed thirteen men.
:: Collection :: Bessie Jones 1961-1962

 

 

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