:: Title :: White Christmas
:: Genre :: Christmas song, popular song
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Freeman, David [fife]
Freeman, William [boom pipe]
Hanley, Louis [vocal]
Hobson, Joseph [vocal]
Merchant, George [tambourine]
Powell, James [chac chac]
:: Group Name :: Red Ants, Scratch band
:: Setting :: Unspecified
:: Location :: Gingerland (Saint George Gingerland), Nevis (St. Kitts and Nevis)
:: Language :: Saint Kitts Creole English
:: Culture :: Caribbean, Nevis, Afro-Caribbean
:: Session :: Gingerland II 7/62
:: Date :: 7/11/1962
:: Reference Information :: T1157.0, Track 4 (00:02:16)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - This session features three different ensembles. It begins with a fife and drum group performing instrumental tunes, followed by a scratch band performing instrumental tunes interspersed with speeches and banter, and concludes with a calypso group. Roger Abrahams and Antoinette Marchand are the interviewers on this session. Some of the recordings (as well as speech transcriptions) can be found on Caribbean Voyage: Nevis and St. Kitts (Rounder 1731). [Source: Recordings and Field Log]
:: Collection :: Caribbean 1962

 

 

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