:: Title :: Commentary by Bessie Jones on Down To The Mire
:: 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 III 3/62
:: Date :: 3/14/1962
:: Reference Information :: T987.0, Track 3 (00:00:51)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - 21 of 21 recording sessions with Bessie Jones. [Source: Editor]
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - Jones: "'Down to the Mire' is a song about the old people teaching the young ones how to pray. It means going down, slow, slow, slow, and down, down, down to the ground, for Jesus. Then when you are saved, you can get up."
:: Collection :: Bessie Jones 1961-1962

 

 

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