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Bessie Jones

Bessie Jones

Bessie Jones

Bessie Jones has been played over 10 times on NTS, first on 15 September 2013. Bessie Jones's music has been featured on 12 episodes.

Bessie Jones (February 8, 1902 - July 17, 1984) was an American gospel singer from Smithville, GA. She learned her songs from her grandfather, a former slave born in Africa. She was a founding member of the Georgia Sea Island Singers. Alan Lomax first encountered Bessie Jones on a southern trip in 1959, Jones made her way up to New York City two years later and asked Lomax to record both her music and biography. Jones told an interviewer in Alachua, Florida in...

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Buzzard Lope
Bessie Jones, Georgia Sea Island Singers, Alan Lomax
Tompkins Square2014
Buzzard Lope
Bessie Jones, Georgia Sea Island Singers, Alan LomaxTompkins Square2014
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Go To Sleep Little Baby
Bessie Jones
Atlantic0
Go To Sleep Little Baby
Bessie JonesAtlantic0
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Blow Gabriel
John Davis, Bessie Jones, St. Simon’s Island Singers
Atlantic1959
Blow Gabriel
John Davis, Bessie Jones, St. Simon’s Island SingersAtlantic1959
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Beulah Land
Bessie Jones, Georgia Sea Island Singers, Alan Lomax
Tompkins Square2014
Beulah Land
Bessie Jones, Georgia Sea Island Singers, Alan LomaxTompkins Square2014
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Reg'lar, Reg'lar, Rollin' Under
Bessie Jones, Georgia Sea Island Singers
Prestige International1961
Reg'lar, Reg'lar, Rollin' Under
Bessie Jones, Georgia Sea Island SingersPrestige International1961
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Take Me To The Water
Bessie Jones, Georgia Sea Island Singers, Alan Lomax
Tompkins Square2014
Take Me To The Water
Bessie Jones, Georgia Sea Island Singers, Alan LomaxTompkins Square2014
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Before This Time Another Year
Bessie Jones, Georgia Sea Island Singers, Alan Lomax
Tompkins Square2014
Before This Time Another Year
Bessie Jones, Georgia Sea Island Singers, Alan LomaxTompkins Square2014
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O Death
Bessie Jones, Georgia Sea Island Singers, Alan Lomax
Tompkins Square2014
O Death
Bessie Jones, Georgia Sea Island Singers, Alan LomaxTompkins Square2014
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O Day
Bessie Jones, Georgia Sea Island Singers
Prestige International1961
O Day
Bessie Jones, Georgia Sea Island SingersPrestige International1961
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Turkle Dove
Bessie Jones, Georgia Sea Island Singers, Alan Lomax
Tompkins Square2014
Turkle Dove
Bessie Jones, Georgia Sea Island Singers, Alan LomaxTompkins Square2014
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