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Title Give my poor heart ease : voices of the Mississippi blues / [interviews by] William Ferris.

Publication Info. Chapel Hill [N.C.] : University of North Carolina Press, [2009]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Freeport PL Adult Non-Fiction - FPLY-13  781.64309762 FER    AVAILABLE
 New Lenox PL Adult Non-Fiction - NLBB-1  781.643 FER    AVAILABLE
Description xiv, 302 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm + 1 audio disc (4 3/4 in.) + 1 videodisc (DVD 4 3/4 in.).
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series H. Eugene and Lillian Youngs Lehman series
H. Eugene and Lillian Youngs Lehman series.
Note "This book was published with the assistance of the H. Eugene and Lillian Youngs Lehman Fund of the University of North Carolina Press"--T.p. verso.
Event CD contents recorded 1963-1974.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [259]-269), discography (pages 269-284), filmography (pages 284-289) and index.
Contents Blues roots. Rose Hill : Mary Gordon ; Reverend Isaac Thomas -- Lake Mary : artha Dunbar ; Scott Dunbar -- Lorman : Louis Dotson -- Centreville : Fannie Bell Chapman -- Gravel Springs : Otha Turner -- Parchman Penitentiary : Johnny Lee "Have Mercy" Thomas ; Camp B work chant ; James "Blood" Shelby ; Ben Gooch ; Sergeant Webb ; Roosevelt Stewart, Jr. -- Tutwiler : Tom Dumas ; Lee Kizart -- Delta road in Coahoma County : C.L. Redwine ; Corine Gardner -- Blues towns and cities. Leland : James "Son Ford" Thomas ; Gussie Tobe ; helby "Poppa Jazz" Brown -- Clarksdale : Jasper Love ; Wade Walton -- WOKJ, Jackson : Joe "Poppa Rock" Louis : The Big Daddy Show ; Bruce Payne, news ; Reverend Marcus Butler : gospel music ; Gary?s Meat House ad ; Bruce Payne -- Beale Street : Robert Shaw -- Looking back : Willie Dixon ; B.B. King -- Sacred and secular worlds. Rose Hill Church : Rose Hill Church service ; Clarksdale : house party.
CD contents. Why B.B. King sings the blues (Joe "Poppa Rock" Louis) (:35) -- Going down to the station (Sonny Boy Williams) (3:09) -- Going away blues (Lovey Williams) (2:38) -- So glad to be here (3:58) ; He's my rock, my sword, my shield (3:46) (The Chapman Family) -- Lazarus (inmates at Camp B, Parchman Penitentiary) (2:46) -- Hidden violence (anonymous) (1:02) -- Oh Rosie (inmates at Camp B, Parchman Penitentiary) (2:58) -- There are days (Southland Hummingbirds) (2:57) -- You shall be free (Mary Gordon) (1:26) -- You can't carry blues and go to church (James "Son Ford" Thomas) (:53) -- I got the world in a jug and the stopper in my hand (Lee Kizart) (2:35) -- It gives me ease (Jasper Love) (1:05) -- Highway 61 blues (James "Son Ford" Thomas) (2:51) -- It's so cold up north (Scott Dunbar) (3:41) -- Blues is round you every day (Arthur Lee Williams) (:34) -- Mystery train (train I ride) (Lovey Williams) (2:21) -- Somebody knocking on my door (Napoleon Strickland) (2:16) -- Jaybird (Scott Dunbar) (8:51) -- Boogie chillun (Lovey Williams) (1:49) -- One drop (Isaac Thomas) (2:20) -- Cairo blues (James "Son Ford" Thomas) (4:28).
DVD contents. Black Delta. Pt. 1-2 -- Parchman Penitentiary -- Give my poor heart ease : Mississippi Delta bluesmen -- I ain't lyin' : folktales from Mississippi -- Made in Mississippi : Black folk art and crafts -- Two Black churches.
Summary "Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, folklorist William Ferris toured his home state of Mississippi, documenting the voices of African Americans as they spoke about and performed the diverse musical traditions that form the authentic roots of the blues. Now, Give My Poor Heart Ease puts front and center a searing selection of the artistically and emotionally rich voices from this invaluable documentary record. Illustrated with Ferris's photographs of the musicians and their communities and including a CD of original field recordings and a DVD of original film, the book features more than twenty interviews relating frank, dramatic, and engaging narratives about black life and blues music in the heart of the American South."--BOOK JACKET
Subject Blues musicians -- Mississippi -- Interviews.
Blues (Music) -- Mississippi -- History and criticism.
African Americans -- Mississippi -- Music -- History and criticism.
Blues (Music) -- 1961-1970.
Blues (Music) -- 1971-1980.
Mississippi (staat).
Added Author Ferris, William R.
Louis, Joe, 1914-1981.
Williams, Sonny Boy.
Williams, Lovey.
Gordon, Mary (Monk)
Thomas, Son, 1926-1993.
Kizart, Lee, 1902-
Love, Jasper.
Dunbar, Scott.
Williams, Arthur Lee.
Strickland, Napoleon.
Thomas, Isaac, singer.
Chapman Family (Musical group)
Southland Hummingbirds (Musical group)
Added Title Black Delta (Motion picture)
Parchman Penitentiary (Motion picture)
Give my poor heart ease (Motion picture)
I ain't lyin' (Motion picture)
Made in Mississippi (Motion picture)
Two Black churches (Motion picture)
ISBN 9780807833254 cloth alkaline paper
0807833258 cloth alkaline paper

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