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Blues in the Mississippi night

Author: Memphis Slim.; Big Bill Broonzy; Sonny Boy Williamson; Alan Lomax
Publisher: Salem, MA : Ryko, 1990.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : EnglishView all editions and formats
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These archival recordings present the recollections of Mississippi blues musicians Memphis Slim, Big Bill Broonzy, and Sonny Boy Williamson as told to Alan Lomax. Through a conversational dialogue with one another, the musicians explore the origins, meaning, and development of blues music among Black Americans in the South. Includes examples of each musician singing and playing the blues as well as prerecorded field  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Memphis Slim.; Big Bill Broonzy; Sonny Boy Williamson; Alan Lomax
OCLC Number: 24547252
Notes: Compact disc.
Analog recording.
Booklet contains introd. and footnotes by Alan Lomax; full text of three-way conversations; and the singers' biographies by Matthew Barton.
Performer(s): "Features Memphis Slim, Big Bill Broonzy, and Sonny Boy Williamson as told to and recorded by Alan Lomax"--Container.
Description: 1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (1 v. : ill. ; 12 cm.)
Contents: Life is like that (2:53) --
Long meter hymn (1:07) --
I could hear my name ringin' (3:35) --
Ratty section (:10) --
I'm going to Memphis (:11) --
Have you ever been to Nashville (1:20) --
Bama's stackerlee (2:20) --
Oh 'Berta (1:33) --
Murderer's home (:45) --
Don't you hear your mother calling (1:20) --
Slow lonesome blues (1:11) --
Another man done gone (:45) --
Fast boogie (2:26).

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These archival recordings present the recollections of Mississippi blues musicians Memphis Slim, Big Bill Broonzy, and Sonny Boy Williamson as told to Alan Lomax. Through a conversational dialogue with one another, the musicians explore the origins, meaning, and development of blues music among Black Americans in the South. Includes examples of each musician singing and playing the blues as well as prerecorded field recordings of Black folk songs.

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