WorldCat Identities

Jones, Bessie 1902-1984

Overview
Works: 131 works in 203 publications in 2 languages and 6,061 library holdings
Genres: Music  Biography  Folklore  Children's songs  Field recordings  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sermons  Spirituals (Songs)  Hymns  Gospel music 
Roles: Performer, Author, Singer, Other, Contributor, per
Classifications: M1670, 796.13
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Bessie Jones
Step it down : games, plays, songs, and stories from the Afro-American heritage by Bessie Jones( Book )

14 editions published between 1972 and 2000 in English and held by 1,443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 70 activities collected here engage young children in games that involve cooperation and sharing . Includes simple directions, notes, lyrics, music and suggestions for how to use the book. The cassette features the singing of Georgia Sea Islander Bessie Jones
Georgia Sea Island songs by Sea Island Singers( Recording )

8 editions published between 1977 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spirituals and secular songs sung and played by residents of St. Simon's Island, Ga
Old Mother Hippletoe : rural and urban children's songs( Recording )

2 editions published between 1978 and 2007 in English and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The roots of the blues by Alan Lomax( Recording )

2 editions published in 1977 in Undetermined and English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Friends of Old Time Music( Recording )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This CD contains 55 tracks including first concert appearances by Doc Watson, Roscoe Holcomb, Clarence Ashley, Joseph Spence, and more
Sheep, sheep, don'tcha know the road?( Recording )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Velvet voices( Recording )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Georgia Sea Islands( Recording )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Earliest times( Recording )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Goodbye, Babylon( Recording )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Georgia Sea Island Singers by Bess Lomax Hawes( Visual )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The films were made in the Anthropology Department of San Fernando Valley State College (now California State University at Northridge). Edmund Carpenter founded the department with the intention of moving anthropology beyond the book. He felt that the realities and insights of anthropology were often better represented in the arts than in scholarly texts and between 1957 and 1967 he led a flourishing and experimental department. In addition to cultural anthropologists, physical anthropologists and linguists, his faculty included folklorist Bess Lomax Hawes along with artists, musicians, animators and filmmakers
Say old man - can you play the fiddle? by Bess Lomax Hawes( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The films were made in the Anthropology Department of San Fernando Valley State College (now California State University at Northridge). Edmund Carpenter founded the department with the intention of moving anthropology beyond the book. He felt that the realities and insights of anthropology were often better represented in the arts than in scholarly texts and between 1957 and 1967 he led a flourishing and experimental department. In addition to cultural anthropologists, physical anthropologists and linguists, his faculty included folklorist Bess Lomax Hawes along with artists, musicians, animators and filmmakers
Buckdancer by Bess Lomax Hawes( Visual )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The films were made in the Anthropology Department of San Fernando Valley State College (now California State University at Northridge). Edmund Carpenter founded the department with the intention of moving anthropology beyond the book. He felt that the realities and insights of anthropology were often better represented in the arts than in scholarly texts and between 1957 and 1967 he led a flourishing and experimental department. In addition to cultural anthropologists, physical anthropologists and linguists, his faculty included folklorist Bess Lomax Hawes along with artists, musicians, animators and filmmakers
Pizza pizza daddy-o by Bess Lomax Hawes( Visual )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The films were made in the Anthropology Department of San Fernando Valley State College (now California State University at Northridge). Edmund Carpenter founded the department with the intention of moving anthropology beyond the book. He felt that the realities and insights of anthropology were often better represented in the arts than in scholarly texts and between 1957 and 1967 he led a flourishing and experimental department. In addition to cultural anthropologists, physical anthropologists and linguists, his faculty included folklorist Bess Lomax Hawes along with artists, musicians, animators and filmmakers
Step it down by Bessie Jones( Recording )

5 editions published between 1979 and 1988 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Games, plays, songs and stories from the Afro-American heritage
I heard it on NPR : down to the roots( Recording )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shall we gather at the river : African-American sacred music from the Florida Folklife Collection( Recording )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

African-American sacred music from the Florida Folklife Collection
Negro church music by Alan Lomax( Recording )

3 editions published in 1961 in Undetermined and English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Put your hand on your hip, and let your backbone slip : songs and games from the Georgia Sea Islands by Bessie Jones( Recording )

2 editions published in 2001 in German and English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Norton Jazz recordings( Recording )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Step it down : games, plays, songs, and stories from the Afro-American heritage
Alternative Names
Bessie Jones Amerikaans zangeres (1902-1984)

Bessie Jones gospel singer

Bessie Jones Gospelsänger

Jones, B.

Jones, Barnett

Jones, Bess 1902-1984

Jones, Mary Elizabeth 1902-1984

Smith Jones, Mary Elizabeth 1902-1984

Languages
English (76)

German (1)

Covers
The Norton Jazz recordings