:: Title :: Way John, Stop The Tambour-la (continued)
:: Genre :: Anansi story, interview, spoken, story song
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Britton, Eli [vocal]
Duncan, Cornelius [vocal]
George, Ralph [vocal]
Glaud, Jean [vocal]
Henry, Adolphus [vocal]
Joseph, St. Bernard [vocal]
Marishow, Michael [vocal]
Mims, Oliver [vocal]
Sylvester, Gold [vocal]
Unidentified [drum (drums)]
:: Setting :: Unspecified
:: Location :: Gouyave (Saint John), None (Grenada)
:: Language :: English
:: Culture :: Grenadines, Grenada, Afro-Caribbean
:: Session :: Gouyave 8/62
:: Date :: 8/4/1962
:: Reference Information :: T1211.0, Track 2 (00:03:24)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - This session features lead/chorus singing. Performances include Nancy stories (song/stories), chanteys (sailor songs), and other genres. Alan Lomax indicates that there were two drums used for these performances and that they were "switched around all evening? among the performers (field log). Some of the performances can be heard on Caribbean Voyage: Grenada (Rounder 1728). [Source: Recordings and Field Log]
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - Narrated story interspersed with singing, featuring call-and-response between the lead singer and chorus. Alan Lomax interviews Ralph George at various points during this performance. [Source: Recording]
:: Collection :: Caribbean 1962

 

 

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