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Voices of Mississippi : artists and musicians documented by William Ferris.

Author: William R Ferris; Scott Barretta; David Evans; Tom Rankin
Publisher: [Atlanta, Georgia] : Dust to Digital, [2018] ©2018, ℗2018
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : Music   Visual material   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This watershed release represents the life's work of William Ferris, an audio recordist, filmmaker, folklorist, and teacher with an unwavering commitment to establish and to expand the study of the American South. William Ferris was born in Vicksburg, Mississippi in 1942. Growing up on a working farm, Ferris began at a young age documenting the artwork, music, and lives of the people on the farm and in his local  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Blues (Music)
Documentary films
Gospel music
Interviews (Sound recordings)
Nonfiction films
Short films
Interviews
Material Type: Music, Audio book, etc., Videorecording
Document Type: Sound Recording, Book, Visual material
Music Type: Blues; Gospel music
All Authors / Contributors: William R Ferris; Scott Barretta; David Evans; Tom Rankin
OCLC Number: 1035954626
Notes: Title from container.
Items housed in box.
Book contains essays, lyrics and other texts.
Includes download code on card in book.
Performer(s): Various performers and speakers.
Event notes: recorded by William Ferris in
1966-1978
various locations in Mississippi.
recorded by William Ferris in
1968-1994.
filmed by William Ferris in
1972-1980
various locations in Mississippi.
Description: 3 audio discs : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 videodisc (DVD video, sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.) + 1 volume (119 pages : illustrations ; 22 x 27 cm)
Contents: Disc 1. Blues. 44 blues (James "Son Ford" Thomas) --
I feel so good (Lovey Williams) --
Stackalee and Billy Lyons (Wallace "Pine-Top" Johnson & Maudie Shirley with Jasper Love) --
Lil' Liza Jane (Scott Dunbar) --
Big fat mama (Mississippi Fred McDowell) --
Bottle blowing (Louis Dotson) --
Bring me my shotgun (Sonny Boy Watson) --
Eyesight to the blind (Sam Myers) --
Cairo (James "Son Ford" Thomas) --
Jaybird (Scott Dunbar) --
Cotton eyed Joe (Tom Dumas) --
Coal black mare (Lovey Williams) --
I dreamed I went to the U.N. (Unidentified musician with Mississippi Fred McDowell) --
Darling if you must leave (Walter Lee Hood) --
I got a letter from Hot Springs (Mississippi Fred McDowell) --
Baby loves to boogie (Wallace "Pine-Top" Johnson & Maudie Shirley with Jasper Love) --
Nothing (Wash Heron & "Big" Jack Johnson) --
Dust my broom (James "Son Ford" Thomas) --
The Memphis Mail (Scott Dunbar) --
Have you seen my baby (Sonny Boy Watson) --
Instrumental guitar piece in A (James Hughes) --
Train I ride (Lovey Williams) --
Little red rooster (Unidentified musician with Mississippi Fred McDowell) --
Darlin' why you treat me so? (Leland musician) --
Water boy drowned in the Mobile Bay (Inmates at Parchman Farm) --
I ain't gonna live it no more (George Lee "Sun Bud" Spears) --
I cannot stay here baby (James "Son Ford" Thomas with Sonny Boy Watson) Disc 2. Gospel. Lord, I'm in Your hand (Mary & Amanda Gordon) --
You don't know like I know (The Southland Hummingbirds) --
I'm standing in the safety zone (Lovey Williams) --
Children, go where I send thee (Reverend Smith and family) --
What could I do? (Liddle Hines) --
So glad I got good religion (Providence Missionary Baptist Church) --
I know the Lord will make a way (Yes He will) (Church of God in Christ) --
Home on high (Walter Lee Hood and Parchman inmates) --
We're so glad to be here (Fannie Bell Chapman) --
My mother's on that train (Mary Alice & Alan McGowan) --
You don't knock, you just walk on in (Reverend Ott & Family) --
They tell me of an uncloudy day (Walter Lee Hood) --
Thanks for Bill Ferris (Rose Hill Church) --
Over yonder where the sun will never shine (Rose Hill Church) --
I've been born again (The Southland Hummingbirds) --
The Lord will make a way somehow (Lovey Williams & Family) --
How did you feel when you come out of the wilderness (Providence Missionary Baptist Church) --
I don't have to worry about where I spend eternity (Church of God in Christ) --
He's my rock, my sword, and shield (Fannie Bell Chapman & family) --
Thank you Jesus (Walter Lee Hood & Parchman inmates) --
Cross of Calvary (Mary & Amanda Gordon) --
My grave's gonna be decorated on that day (Church of God in Christ) --
There are days (The Southland Hummingbirds) --
You can't hide, sinner (Church of God in Christ) --
Lord, remember me (Reverend Isaac Thomas & Rose Hill Church) --
Glory, glory (Lay my burden down) (Church of God in Christ). Disc 3. Storytelling. On Bill (Barry Hannah) --
Regions of the mind and heart (Alice Walker) --
The South (Alex Haley) --
A trader is (Ray Lum) --
The blues to me (Bobby Rush) --
On Son Thomas and tradition (Barry Hannah) --
I know it's wrong to be playin' the blues (James "Son Ford" Thomas) --
Jitterbug comes to town (Sonny Boy Watson) --
You whistlin' (James "Son Ford" Thomas) --
Mule toast and pool hall toast (Joe "Skeet" Skillet) --
The preacher (Joe Cooper) --
Lyin' (Wallace "Time-Top" Johnson, Jasper Love, & Maudie Shirley) --
Two brothers, Heaven and Hell (Shelby "Poppa Jazz" Brown) --
Creekman killed Charlie Kirkland (Shelby "Poppa Jazz" Brown) --
Lucille (B.B. King) --
On blues composition (Allen Ginsberg, James "Son Ford" Thomas, and Bill Ferris) --
The decline in human values (Robert Penn Warren) --
The Bible salesman (Pecolia Warner) --
Fast traders disguising mules (Ray Lum) --
Horses too tall to drown (Ray Lum) --
The ark and the cats (Ray Lum) --
The panther (Ray Lum) --
Fixing Charles Lindbergh's engine (Victor Bobb) --
Lying about being from Mississippi (Barry Hannah) --
We shall overcome (Pete Seeger) --
Cemetery conversations (James "Son Ford" Thomas). Disc 4 [DVD]. Films. Gravel Springs fife and drum (Otha Turner) (10 min., color) --
Green Valley grandparents (12 minutes, color) --
Ray Lum : mule trader (18 min., color) --
Fannie Bell Chapman : gospel singer (42 min., color) --
Four women artists (Pecolia Warner, Eudora Welty, Ethel Mohamed, Theora Hamblett) (24 min., color) --
Hush hoggies hush : Tom Johnson's praying pigs (4 min., color) --
Bottle up and go (Louis Dotson) (18 min., color) Book. In quest of Southern voices / by Scott Barretta --
Blues / by David Evans --
Gospel / by David Evans --
The long and patient listening of William Ferris / by Tom Rankin --
Storytelling --
Films.

Abstract:

This watershed release represents the life's work of William Ferris, an audio recordist, filmmaker, folklorist, and teacher with an unwavering commitment to establish and to expand the study of the American South. William Ferris was born in Vicksburg, Mississippi in 1942. Growing up on a working farm, Ferris began at a young age documenting the artwork, music, and lives of the people on the farm and in his local community. The archive of recordings that he created and the documentary films that he had a hand in producing have served as powerful tools in institutions of higher learning for decades.--

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