Interview with Bessie Jones about her uncle's strictness and her stepfather's kindness
Title: Interview with Bessie Jones about her uncle's strictness and her stepfather's kindness Date recorded: September 26, 1961 Contributor(s): Performer: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Jones, Bessie; Recordist: Lomax, Alan
Note: Jones's Uncle John Smith did not want her to behave like a boy and hit her with a switch when he caught her climbing a peach tree. She had a good stepfather and did not suffer much not knowing her real father. (In other interviews in this collection, however, Jones says she longed to meet her father, stating that all children need to know their fathers).
About the session: The fourth of 21 recording sessions with Bessie Jones.
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