:: Title :: Commentary by Bessie Jones on A Charge To Keep I have
:: Genre :: interview, spoken
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Jones, Bessie
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 IV 9/61
:: Date :: 9/27/1961
:: Reference Information :: T952.0, Track 14 (00:00:32)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - The fifth of 21 recording sessions with Bessie Jones. [Source: Editor]
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - Jones explains that people danced to songs like A charge To Keep I Have: "Oo, I love it! That's the way they used to sing it, they used to shake hands - jumping around. I didn't know there was any other way to sing it till I came to this church." Antoinette Marchand: What's a shout? Bessie Jones: A shout is a song to dance by.
:: Collection :: Bessie Jones 1961-1962

 

 

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