:: Title :: Interview with Jeannie Robertson about Davie Stewart, Geordie Stewart, music in her family, her family lineage, and her siblings
:: Genre :: interview, spoken
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Lomax, Alan [vocal]
Robertson, Jeannie [vocal]
:: Setting :: Alan Lomax's flat
:: Location :: London (None), London (England)
:: Language :: Scots
:: Culture :: Scottish, Lowland Scots, Aberdonian, Scottish Traveller
:: Session :: Jeannie Robertson I 11/53
:: Date :: 11/1/1953
:: Reference Information :: T3445.0, Track 4 (00:21:26)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - Interviews with and songs sung by Regina "Jeannie" Robertson, MBE, "acclaimed balladeer of Scotland's travelling clans." The last tape in the series, T3462, was recorded at a song swap, also featuring revival singer Isla Cameron (included here) as well as Irish singer/banjo player Margaret Barry (included in the Irish collection) and Appalachian ballad singer Jean Ritchie (included in both, depending on the context of her songs). [Source: Editor]
2 - Tape 3447 was presumably not recorded in early November, as the tape box reads "?30, 1953," but because the month is not known, the tape is included here. [Source: Editor]
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - Jeannie tells Lomax about her favorite singers, Davie Stewart ("genius at cornkisters") and Geordie Stewart; thinks Lomax resembles one of the latter Stewart's family. She discusses her family lineage, their talent for music, and their characteristics. "They all died at a very young age." Her father was a good-looking man, but had a "weakness for drink?he couldn't live without it." He died after getting drunk, sleeping in the graveyard, and catching pneumonia. She also discusses her parents' courtship, her siblings, her brother's drinking. [Source: Editor]
:: Collection :: Scotland 1951, 1953, and 1958



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