Commentary on the Holiness Church (part 2)

Title

Commentary on the Holiness Church (part 2)

Digital Object

Performer

Jackson, Aunt Molly

Date Recorded

1939-27-05

AFS Number

2577A

AFC Catalog Record

Editor Note

Molly discusses her trip to a (presumably) Bell Co. Holiness Church with Mary Barnicle, and the preacher misunderstanding her tears over her desire to commit ""cold-blooded murder"" on coal operators for prayerfulness. She then discusses the blessings of the Church: ""You get the first blessing when your sins is pardoned, and the second blessing you receive, you're baptized with the Holy Ghost and fire, and then it's impossible for you to commit a sin. Then, after that, why, you receive the gift of tongues and after that you receive that shaking power and the gift of dancing the holy dance and all these things and they get up and go to preaching, them Holiness preachers, and all at once, why, it's a mad house ??? the preacher he goes to shouting and screaming 'Hallelujah to Jesus, Hallelujah to God, Praise the Lord, Woooooo' and then everyone jumps up in the floor and goes to slappin his hands and a shoutin and a runnin grabbin women and men and all and a kissin and a lovin and a slobberin around on each other and I call 'em just simply sexual maniacs, nothing else.""

Genre

spoken

Instrumentation

vocal

State

New York

County

New York

Town

New York (Ny.)

Tags

Citation

“Commentary on the Holiness Church (part 2),” Alan Lomax Kentucky Recordings, accessed August 15, 2020, https://lomaxky.omeka.net/items/show/1429.

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