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Peoples Temple Collection; Box 10, Virtual item 3, Q219 - Part 1, Performance of Jonestown Express, dramatic readings

 Digital Record
Identifier: ms-0183_10.03 Part 1


  • Digitized: October 31, 1978


Summary Note

This evening of entertainment in Jonestown consists principally of music, with some comedy, poetry, and dramatic readings added to it. Most of the songs performed by the Jonestown Express are covers of songs by, among others, Sam Cooke, the Jackson 5, Natalie Cole and Joe Cocker – sometimes with slight alterations to give them a more political message or to include references to Guyana, Jonestown, and Jim Jones – although there are one or two songs which may be original to the group. Full summary of the recording available at Alternative Considerations of Jonestown website, along with the tape transcript.

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Physical Description Note

Original audio cassette tape recording digitized and made available as .mp3 audio file.

Publisher Note

Publisher: The Jonestown Institute

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections & University Archives Repository

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