:: Title :: Interview with Bessie Jones about her life in the 1920s
:: Genre :: interview, spoken, story
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Jones, Bessie
Lomax, Alan
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 I 9/61
:: Date :: 9/24/1961
:: Reference Information :: T947.1, Track 18 (00:13:06)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - The second of 21 recording sessions with Bessie Jones.
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - After the end of World War I, Jones moved to her mother-in-law's home in Milan, Georgia, where she remained until she left her husband in 1924. She left her daughter Rosalie with her mother and sought work, first in Fitzgerald then in Jacksonville, Florida. She talks about other jobs, including working on the railroad, about her friends, adventures and encounters, and about going to Miami.
:: Collection :: Bessie Jones 1961-1962

 

 

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