:: Title :: Story of a man who prayed to see his dead son
:: Genre :: folk tale, interview, spoken, story
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Jones, Bessie
:: 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 10/61
:: Date :: 10/3/1961
:: Reference Information :: T955.1, Track 12 (00:03:44)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - The seventh of 21 recording sessions with Bessie Jones. [Source: Editor]
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - A man goes nightly to the graveyard to ask God to let him see his son one last time. A group of passing men appear dressed in sheets to portray the ghost of the son. The father is pleased to see his son, but tells him to go back to heaven. When the men continue to advance, the father tells his son that he died because he was so stubborn.
:: Collection :: Bessie Jones 1961-1962

 

 

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