:: Title :: Mè Dè Ring Ding Do
:: Genre :: story 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 :: T1216.0, Track 11 (00:02:00)
:: 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 - Narrated story interspersed with singing. Singing sections feature call-and-response between the lead singer and chorus. Note audience participation and encouragement during the storytelling. [Source: Recording]
:: Collection :: Caribbean 1962



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