Who Could Bury The Dead

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Material Information

Title:
Who Could Bury The Dead
Physical Description:
Audio
Creator:
SB
Recordings and Field Log
SB
Recording
Unidentified ( Performer )
McQueen, Irene ( Performer )
Claude, George ( Performer )
Jeremiah, Simpson ( Performer )
Andall, Claudius ( Performer )
George, Alexis ( Performer )
Publication Date:

Subjects

Genre:
carnival song
Spatial Coverage:
Grenada -- Saint Patrick -- None -- La Fortune

Notes

General Note:
Grenadines, Grenada, Afro-Caribbean
General Note:
Unspecified
General Note:
La Fortune 8/62
General Note:
T
General Note:
Caribbean 1962
General Note:
This session features a variety of performance groups and styles including: a chorus singing work songs, game songs, fishermen’s wake songs ("striking the barrel” songs); mouth bow (cocoa lute) performances; carnival songs by a carnival troupe; and individual women performing lullabies. It also includes numerous song-stories and interviews. In his field log, Alan Lomax names a number of individuals who participated in this session and (unless otherwise specified by Lomax) they are all listed as "possible" performers. Some of these performances can be heard on Caribbean Voyage: Grenada (R0ounder 1728).
General Note:
Alternation between solo and chorus singing. Chorus sings in parallel harmony. Note calls and shouts by the onlookers and / or members of the chorus — imitating, perhaps, a carnival atmosphere.
General Note:
vocal
General Note:
banjo (five-string)
General Note:
Carnival group

Record Information

Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
1215.0
System ID:
CA90001665:00001