Note: This is another example of how fortunate Americans are to have British melody and African rhythm combining into their national musical language. To anyone who has doggedly skipped through this play on a hot asphalt playground, the Sea Islanders' swing through this old chestnut will be a revelation. Mrs. Jones says, 'to measure your love', you take a piece of paper (about the size of a small envelope), hold it by diagonal corners up to the breast of your partner, 'measuring' by raising or lowering your hands in a seesawing motion, so that one corner is up and then the other. --Step It Down
About the session: The tenth of 21 recording sessions with Bessie Jones.
The rights to the audio, photographic, and video materials contained within the Lomax Digital Archive are administered by various publishers, record labels, collectors, estates, and other rights holders. Any uses, commercial or not, must be cleared by the specific rights holders. For questions regarding the use of any material on the LDA, please contact Permissions.
Do you have something to add, or do you see an error in this record? We'd love to
hear from you.