:: Title :: Interview with Bessie Jones about hearing her first blues
:: Genre :: interview, spoken
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Jones, Bessie
Lomax, Alan
:: 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 V 9/61
:: Date :: 9/28/1961
:: Reference Information :: T954.1, Track 2 (00:02:11)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - The sixth of 21 recording sessions with Bessie Jones. [Source: Editor]
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - Jones recalls the first blues songs she heard, in 1914. When she was young, there were rags and reels. The Drafting Blues and Hesitation Blues are were the first blues she thinks of. Bessie Smith was one of the first professional singers she ever heard. Don't You Leave Me Here, Leave Me A Dime For Beer was considered a reel, and Shoo Along was called a breakdown.
:: Collection :: Bessie Jones 1961-1962

 

 

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