Coll. by M.C. Parler Long Grove Negro Baptist Church
October 25, 1953
Conversation with one of the deacons while I was eating
my dinner in the church. Dinner was served"on the grounds" be-tween
the midday preaching service and the Pastor's Anniver-sary
service, but I was kept in the church playing back for
some of the congregation some of the material I had already
recorded. One woman asked me i f I was "demonstrating those
machines." There was a great deal of interest in what I was
doing, but no resentment at a l l.
The Deacon talks to the Field Worker about the
spiritual, "I Thank You, Jesus."
dat song, da's a real song. But so many folks sing it,
ought not to sing i t , in a way, because dey haven't never done
nothin accordin to dat song. But He have brought em, but dey
haven't done nothin to pay Him for bringin em.
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