Title: Recollections of Jefferson Davis' slaves band and dances; settlement and bands in Mound Bayou
Subject: George Johnson Jr.
Recording Date: 9/2/1941
Genre: oral history
City: Mound Bayou
Story by Unidentified man (named, in some capacity, after Jefferson Davis) concerning the 14-piece brass band that Jeff Davis organized originally for his slaves, of which the speaker was a member till 1884. Discusses the repertoire and some of the dances (ring plays; quadrilles). He also discusses his resettlement and bands in Mound Bayou. Interview ends with a discussion of diminishing African American presence in the town.
Online Resources: https://www.loc.gov/resource/afc2004004.ms070317/?sp=34