Mudcat Café message #2775568 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #125356   Message #2775568
Posted By: Desert Dancer
28-Nov-09 - 11:51 AM
Thread Name: Obit: Bess Lomax Hawes 1921-2009)
Subject: RE: Obit: Bess Lomax Hawes (Nov. 28, 2009)
The Smithsonian Folklife Center has a nice page on her (pre-obit), here.

University of Illinois Press page on her memoir, Sing It Pretty.

The Films of Bess Lomax Hawes, also here: Georgia Sea Island Singers (1964, 14 min), Buckdancer (1965, 6 min), Pizza Pizza Daddy-O (1967, 18 min), Say Old Man - Can You Play The Fiddle? (1970, 20 min) ($24.95 on DVD)

She also collaborated with Bessie Jones in her writing of Step It Down, a wonderful compilation of the singing games of the Georgia Sea Islanders.