Posted by on May 2, 2018

File: 4779A

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Title: Recollections of learning music; reels, blues and march music; mother's Creole origins

Subject: George Johnson Jr.

Recording Date: 9/2/1941

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Genre: oral history

Instrument: vocal

City: Mound Bayou

State: Mississippi

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Editor Notes:

Recollections of learning to read music; drummers and bones players; marches and quick steps and his distaste for blues; more on Jeff Davis; his mother’s Louisiana Creole origins (he cusses Jones out in Creole French); fiddles and banjos; brief talk on jazz and “tough songs.”

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Online Resources: https://www.loc.gov/resource/afc2004004.ms070317/?sp=34