:: Title :: Way John, Stop The Tambour-la
:: Genre :: Anansi story, 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 :: Grenadian Creole English
:: Culture :: Grenadines, Grenada, Afro-Caribbean
:: Session :: Gouyave 8/62
:: Date :: 8/4/1962
:: Reference Information :: T1211.0, Track 1 (00:01:21)
:: 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 - Call-and-response between the lead singer and chorus. [Source: Recording]
:: Collection :: Caribbean 1962

 

 

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