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Blues from the Delta - William R. Ferris

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Published: 1st October 1988
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William Ferris, director of the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi, has written a book as deep as the blues: rich in conversation, reference, history, and firsthand experience with blues musicians and the culture that informs the music. The poetry, games, house parties, religious and secular traditions of black life in the Delta are explored in living prose that is also a work of immense scholarship.

Acknowledgementsp. ix
Prefacep. xi
Blues Rootsp. 1
Entering the Deltap. 3
The Blues Familyp. 11
The Blues Perspectivep. 25
Early Soundsp. 31
Learning the Bluesp. 37
Talking the Bluesp. 41
Blues Generationsp. 45
Recordsp. 51
Blues Compositionp. 55
Make Upsp. 61
Versesp. 67
Blues Proverbsp. 73
Blues Conjurationp. 77
Bluesmen and Preachersp. 79
Black and White Musicp. 91
The White Audiencep. 95
Blues House Partyp. 99
Blues Talkp. 107
The House Partyp. 115
Lettersp. 157
Notesp. 179
Bibliographyp. 195
Discographyp. 205
Filmographyp. 221
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ISBN: 9780306803277
ISBN-10: 0306803275
Series: Quality Paperbacks Ser.
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 250
Published: 1st October 1988
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.5