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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:   Print book : English : First edition 2005View all editions and formats
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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...
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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 pages : illustrations ; 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 Jr. ; edited by Robert Gordon and Bruce Nemerov.
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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...

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