:: Title :: Interview with Bessie Jones about old-time reels, sets, and breakdowns
:: Genre :: interview, spoken
:: 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 V 9/61
:: Date :: 9/28/1961
:: Reference Information :: T954.1, Track 4 (00:02:58)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - The sixth of 21 recording sessions with Bessie Jones. [Source: Editor]
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - ones explains the dance that accompanies 'Shoo Along'. Shoo along means 'hurry up', as in a set dance, when you want someone to move along quickly, sometimes through as many as sixteen sets. "Salty Dog", "Staven Chain' belong here. "Uncle Bud" is too filthy to mention. Alan Lomax tries to get Bessie to remember more about breakdowns and sings a fragment of "Salty Dog."
:: Collection :: Bessie Jones 1961-1962

 

 

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