Note: Interview with a performer (probably Newton Joseph) about wake night and tombstone feasts, and sailor songs (e.g., Chanteys and Break the Barrel songs). Toward the end of the recording the interviewee sings a sailor song.
About the session: The performances on this session are part of a wake. They include chanteys, cantiques, and quadrilles. In his field log, Alan Lomax names a number of individuals who participated in this session, and unless otherwise specified they are all listed as "possible" performers: Alan Lomax`s field log lists the age and profession of the performers as follows: Charlie [Charles] Bristol – 57, seaman, Newton Joseph – 51, laborer, Sidney Joseph – 37, sailor, Sonnel Allert – 32, seaman, Gorine Joseph – 51, laborer, Willie Alexander – 80, sailor, Canute Harris – 34, shipwright, Lenus George – 16, student, Matteson Joseph – 42, shipwright, Avoide Sylvester – 32, laborer, Conrad Joseph – 43, fisherman, Clyde Anjou – 50, laborer, Kingston Joseph – 39, sailor.
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