:: Title :: Josephine
:: Genre :: play song, shout
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Jones, Bessie
:: 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 10/61
:: Date :: 10/3/1961
:: Reference Information :: T984.0, Track 39 (00:01:23)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - The eighth of 21 recording sessions with Bessie Jones. [Source: Editor]
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - Like Shoo Turkey, the play Josephine begins with a formal conversation, which Jones feels is away of teaching children both how to be social and responsive, and the enjoyment of singing antiphonally. Step It Down: 'At the end of the conversation, the leader sings and claps for the children, who act out the words with their hands while they dance the shout step.' [Source: Step It Down]
:: Collection :: Bessie Jones 1961-1962

 

 

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