:: Title :: Commentary by Bessie Jones on baptism
:: Genre :: hymn, interview, story
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Jones, Bessie [vocal]
Lomax, Alan [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 6/61
:: Date :: 6/26/1961
:: Reference Information :: T946.0, Track 5 (00:02:22)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - The first of 21 recording sessions with Bessie Jones. [Source: Editor]
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - Jones describes going to the water for a baptism, adding that, having washed in the "beautiful stream," one must stay clean by being a wholesome person. She then mocks one of her co-religionists' manner of singing Go Wash In the Beautiful Stream.
:: Collection :: Bessie Jones 1961-1962

 

 

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