skip to content
Lost Delta found : rediscovering the Fisk University-Library of Congress Coahoma County study, 1941-1942 Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Lost Delta found : rediscovering the Fisk University-Library of Congress Coahoma County study, 1941-1942

Author: John W Work; Lewis Wade Jones; Samuel C Adams; Robert Gordon; Bruce Nemerov
Publisher: Nashville : Vanderbilt University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
When the Alan Lomax text "The Land Where the Blues Began" was published in 1993, the project study of 1941 and 1942 visits to the Mississippi Delta contained inaccuracies and ignored social issues. Here Robert Gordon uncovers the work of Fisk University's African American scholars who accompanied him: composer and musicologist John W. Work, sociologist Lewis Wade Jones, and graduate student Samuel C. Adams, Jr.  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy online

Links to this item

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Quelle
Music
Folklore
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Work, John W. (John Wesley), 1901-1967.
Lost Delta found.
Nashville : Vanderbilt University Press, 2005
(OCoLC)891694561
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John W Work; Lewis Wade Jones; Samuel C Adams; Robert Gordon; Bruce Nemerov
ISBN: 0826514855 9780826514851
OCLC Number: 57352698
Description: xvi, 343 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.
Contents: The Mississippi Delta / by Lewis W. Jones --
John work's untitled manuscript --
John work's music transcriptions --
Changing Negro life in the Delta / by Samuel C. Adams.
Responsibility: John W. Work, Lewis Wade Jones, and Samuel C. Adams ; edited by Robert Gordon and Bruce Nemerov.
More information:

Abstract:

In 1941 and '42 African American scholars from Fisk University joined folklorist Alan Lomax on research trips to Coahoma County, Mississippi, studying its music culture. The writings, interviews,  Read more...

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

This may well be the greatest unpublished goldmine of early research into the music of black Mississippians, and its appearance is a boon not only to music scholars but to anyone interested in Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/57352698>
library:oclcnum"57352698"
library:placeOfPublication
library:placeOfPublication
rdf:typeschema:Book
rdf:typeschema:MediaObject
schema:about
<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/799703>
rdf:typeschema:Intangible
schema:name"African Americans--Social life and customs"@en
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:contributor
schema:contributor
schema:contributor
schema:contributor
schema:creator
schema:datePublished"2005"
schema:description"When the Alan Lomax text "The Land Where the Blues Began" was published in 1993, the project study of 1941 and 1942 visits to the Mississippi Delta contained inaccuracies and ignored social issues. Here Robert Gordon uncovers the work of Fisk University's African American scholars who accompanied him: composer and musicologist John W. Work, sociologist Lewis Wade Jones, and graduate student Samuel C. Adams, Jr. These three men captured interviews, notes, and musical transcriptions that reveal an important alternative perspective on Lomax's work in the Delta region. Their work unveils place, religion, social justice issues, and a way of life that is woven into a rich musical heritage."@en
schema:description"The Mississippi Delta / by Lewis W. Jones -- John work's untitled manuscript -- John work's music transcriptions -- Changing Negro life in the Delta / by Samuel C. Adams."@en
schema:exampleOfWork<http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/138450>
schema:genre"Folklore"@en
schema:genre"Quelle"@en
schema:genre"Music"@en
schema:inLanguage"en"
schema:name"Lost Delta found : rediscovering the Fisk University-Library of Congress Coahoma County study, 1941-1942"@en
schema:numberOfPages"343"
schema:publication
schema:publisher
schema:workExample
umbel:isLike<http://bnb.data.bl.uk/id/resource/GBA555003>
wdrs:describedby

Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.