:: Title :: Commentary by Bessie Jones on midwifery and delivering babies (I)
:: Genre :: interview, joke, 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 II 9/61
:: Date :: 9/25/1961
:: Reference Information :: T951.1, Track 8 (00:11:35)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - The third of 21 recording sessions with Bessie Jones. [Source: Editor]
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - Some jokes and stories about midwifery: babies check the "door" three times before they are ready to enter the world; babies born with a cowl are expected to be very wise. The mother is supposed to preserve the veil in order to keep spirits away.
:: Collection :: Bessie Jones 1961-1962

 

 

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