:: Title :: Yankee / Interview with Mary Williams
:: Genre :: ballad, interview, spoken
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Lomax, Alan [vocal]
Unidentified man [vocal]
Williams, Mary [vocal]
:: Setting :: Unspecified
:: Location :: Rampanalgas (Sangre-Grande), Trinidad (Trinidad and Tobago)
:: Language :: Trinidadian Creole English
:: Culture :: Caribbean, Trinidad, Afro-Trinidadian
:: Session :: Rampanalgas 5/62
:: Date :: 5/18/1962
:: Reference Information :: T1108.0, Track 1 (00:01:55)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - This session features songs and stories that would be performed at a bongo (wake ceremony). Performance styles include kalenda and calypso as well as parlor songs and ballads. Some but not all of the performances are credited. [Source: Recording and Field Log]
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - Mary Williams explains that she has know Yankee, a song from America, since she was a girl. Lomax notes that it is a "story of a Barbadian boy."
:: Collection :: Caribbean 1962

 

 

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