Blues from the Delta

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Da Capo Press, 1978 - Music - 226 pages
3 Reviews
"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 firsth"

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User Review  - Allan - Goodreads

Similar to the approach of Ferris' recent title, "Give My Poor Heart Ease", there are many verbatim recordings of conversations and performances. Also includes observations of the physical environment and social structures of the African American community in the Delta. Read full review

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User Review  - Katherine - Goodreads

I reread this a lot. It's wonderful. Read full review

Contents

Entering the Delta
3
The Blues Family
11
The Blues Perspective
25
Copyright

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About the author (1978)

William Ferris is Joel R. Williamson Eminent Professor of History and senior associate director of the Center for the Study of the American South at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A former chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, Ferris coedited the "Encyclopedia of Southern Culture" and is the author of "Blues from the Delta". In 1991, "Rolling Stone" magazine named him among the top ten professors in the United States.