:: Title :: We No Working No Way In De Islan'
:: Genre :: commentary, work song
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Andall, Banfield [vocal]
Andall, Claudius [vocal]
Bartholomew, Claude [vocal]
George, Alexis [vocal]
Jeremiah, Edna [vocal]
Jeremiah, Joseph [vocal]
Jeremiah, Simpson [vocal]
Jones, Euphemia [vocal]
Jones, Fitz [vocal]
McQueen, Alstead [vocal]
McQueen, Alsten [vocal]
McQueen, Cleophus [vocal]
McQueen, Emmanuel Babsy [vocal]
McQueen, Irene [vocal]
McQueen, Lena [vocal]
McQueen, Samuel [vocal]
Mitchell, Mary [vocal]
Phillip, John [vocal]
Scott, Lionel [vocal]
:: Setting :: Unspecified
:: Location :: La Fortune (Saint Patrick), None (Grenada)
:: Language :: Grenadian Creole English
:: Culture :: Grenadines, Grenada, Afro-Caribbean
:: Session :: La Fortune 8/62
:: Date :: 8/5/1962
:: Reference Information :: T1214.0, Track 7 (00:01:19)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - This session features a variety of performance groups and styles including: a chorus singing work songs, game songs, fishermen?s wake songs ("striking the barrel? songs); mouth bow (cocoa lute) performances; carnival songs by a carnival troupe; and individual women performing lullabies. It also includes numerous song-stories and interviews. In his field log, Alan Lomax names a number of individuals who participated in this session and (unless otherwise specified by Lomax) they are all listed as "possible" performers. Some of these performances can be heard on Caribbean Voyage: Grenada (Rounder 1728). [Source: Recordings and Field Log]
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - Performance begins with a brief introduction by the lead singer and features call-and-response between the lead singer and chorus. At various points the chorus sings in parallel harmony. [Source: Recording]
:: Collection :: Caribbean 1962



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