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Ferris, William R.

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Encyclopedia of Southern culture( Book )

14 editions published between 1989 and 2001 in English and held by 2,338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers a large-scale, detailed portrait of life and culture in the Southern United States
Blues from the Delta by William R Ferris( Book )

34 editions published between 1970 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 1,213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Mississippi Delta is the birthplace of the blues. Stretching from Vicksburg, Mississippi to Memphis, Tennessee, the Delta was transformed in the nineteenth century from an undeveloped "island" of hardwood forest and bayous to one of the richest cotton producing areas of the Deep South. Just as the Black laborers transformed the land, so did they cultivate the blues out of the fertile soil of work chants and gospels. Thus began a musical tradition which would produce the likes of Robert Johnson, Charlie Patton, and later Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, and B.B. King. This book is a documentary study, with text and photos, of the survival of this heritage. While many of the greats have died or left the area, the music lives on there. Through numerous interviews, transcribed sessions in local "jook joints," and photographs, author William Ferris reveals the philosophy, lifestyles, and reminiscences of contemporary Delta musicians as they tell how they learned and how they continue to play and live the blues. -- from Book Jacket
Give my poor heart ease : voices of the Mississippi blues by William Ferris( Book )

15 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 813 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, folklorist William Ferris toured his home state of Mississippi, documenting the voices of African Americans as they spoke about and performed the diverse musical traditions that form the authentic roots of the blues. Illustrated with Ferris's photographs of the musicians and their communities and including a dual CD/DVD that presents his original field recordings and films, this book features more than 20 interviews relating frank, dramatic, and engaging narratives about black life and blues music in the heart of the American South. Oversize, with 45 halftones a
The southern journey of Alan Lomax : words, photographs, and music by Alan Lomax( Recording )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than fifty years ago, on a trip dubbed 'the Southern Journey, ' Alan Lomax visited Virginia, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Kentucky, and Tennessee, uncovering the little-known southern backcountry and blues music that we now consider uniquely American. Lomax's camera was a constant companion, and his images of both legendary and anonymous folk musicians complement his famous field recordings. These photographs--largely unpublished--show musicians making music with family and friends at home, with fellow worshippers at church, and alongside workers and prisoners in the fields. Discussions of Lomax's life and career by his disciple, William Ferris, and a lyrical look at Lomax's photographs by novelist and music writer Tom Piazza, enrich this collection
Afro-American folk art and crafts( Book )

11 editions published between 1983 and 1989 in English and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The storied South : voices of writers and artists by William R Ferris( Book )

13 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Features the voices ... of twenty-six of the most luminous artists and thinkers in the American cultural firmament, from Eudora Welty, Pete Seeger, and Alice Walker to William Eggleston, Bobby Rush, and C. Vann Woodward ... drawn from one-on-one interviews conducted by folklorist William Ferris over the past forty years"--Dust jacket flap
Folk music and modern sound by W. (ed.) FERRIS( Book )

10 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essays in this collection range from the impact of technology on the British folksong revival to regional characteristics of early rock and roll in New Orleans. Attention is given to the blues, Sacred Harp singing, ethnic music, both black and white gospel, country music, and the polka. Other essays consider the relationship of music from the Yiddish-American theater with that of Broadway, the wide influence and commercialization of black music in today's popular music, myths about early black music, and Charles Ives as folk hero. Contributors include Amiri Baraka, Doris J. Dyen, Dena J.E
Local color : a sense of place in folk art by William R Ferris( Book )

8 editions published between 1982 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

You live and learn, then you die and forget it all : Ray Lum's tales of horses, mules, and men by William R Ferris( Book )

9 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mississippi Black folklore : a research bibliography and discography by William R Ferris( Book )

8 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Greenwood encyclopedia of American regional cultures( Book )

13 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Each volume describes the art, architecture, ecology and environment, ethnicity, fashion, film and theater, folkore, food, language, literature, music, religion and sports and recreation of a region of the United States
Images of the South : visits with Eudora Welty and Walker Evans by Center for Southern Folklore( Book )

3 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Let the world listen right : the Mississippi Delta hip-hop story by Ali Colleen Neff( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the Mississippi Delta, creativity, community, and a rich expressive culture persist despite widespread poverty. Over five years of extensive work in the region, author Ali Colleen Neff collected a wealth of materials that demonstrate a vibrant musical scene. Let the World Listen Right draws from classic studies of the blues as well as extensive ethnographic work to document the "changing same" of Delta music making. From the neighborhood juke joints of the contemporary Delta to the international hip-hop stage, this study traces the musical networks that join the region's African American communities to both traditional forms and new global styles. The book features the words and describes performances of contemporary artists, including blues musicians, gospel singers, radio and club DJs, barroom toast-tellers, preachers, poets, and a spectrum of Delta hip-hop artists. Contemporary Delta hip-hop artists Jerome "TopNotch the Villain" Williams, Kimyata "Yata" Dear, and DA F.A.M. have contributed freestyle poetry, extensive interview materials, and their own commentaries. The book focuses particularly on the biography of TopNotch, whose hip-hop poetics emerge from a lifetime of schoolyard dozens and training in the gospel church
Encyclopedia of Southern culture( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Folklife( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Demonstrates how folklife remains a vital part of communities' self definitions. The entries demonstrate that southern folklife is dynamically alive and everywhere around us, giving meaning to the everyday unfolding of community life
The South in color : a visual journal by William R Ferris( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since the moment William Ferris's parents gave their twelve-year-old son a Kodak Brownie Hawkeye camera for Christmas in 1954, Ferris passionately began to photograph his world. He has never stopped. The sixties and seventies were a particularly significant period for Ferris as he became a pathbreaking documentarian of the American South. This beautiful, provocative collection of one hundred of Ferris's photographs of the South, taken during this formative period, capture the power of his color photography. Color film, as Ferris points out in the book's introduction, was not commonly used by documentarians during the latter half of the twentieth century, but Ferris found color to work in significant ways in the photographic journals he created of his world in all its permutations and surprises
Reverend McKendree Robbins Long : picture painter of the Apocalypse by David H Steel( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mule trader : Ray Lum's tales of horses, mules, and men by William R Ferris( Book )

10 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ray Lum (1891-1977) was an American original, a one-of-a-kind figure. In this book he speaks his mind in a colorful folk dialect and tells of the world in which he presides. Mules were his main interest. His home and his auction barn were in Vicksburg, Mississippi, but in trading he fanned out over twenty states and even into Mexico. Over several years William Ferris tape recorded many long conversations with Lum. In them Lum gives the ins and outs of livestock auctioneering, cheery memories of rustic Deep South culture, and a philosophy of life that is grounded in good horse sense."--BOOK JACKET
The new encyclopedia of Southern culture by Glenn Hinson( Book )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture: Volume 14: Folklife
Du côté de Memphis( Visual )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the life-styles and traditions of people living in and around Memphis, in rural Tennessee and Mississippi
 
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Encyclopedia of Southern culture
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Ferris, Bill.

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Ferris, William Reynolds 1942-

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Blues from the DeltaGive my poor heart ease : voices of the Mississippi bluesFolk music and modern soundThe Greenwood encyclopedia of American regional culturesLet the world listen right : the Mississippi Delta hip-hop storyFolklifeMule trader : Ray Lum's tales of horses, mules, and menThe new encyclopedia of Southern culture