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Voices Of Mississippi: Artists And Musicians Documented By William Ferris

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  • CD Box Set: Includes download, 3 x CD + DVD & 120 page hardcover Book inside cigar box
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2019 Grammy award winner: Best Historical Album and Best Liner Notes! 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. Dust-to-Digital present these films and recordings. The label's hope is that the enjoyment and educational value that has been received by Ferris's students over the years will be transmitted to listeners around the world and further the understanding of Southern culture.

Voices of Mississippi: Artists and Musicians Documented by William Ferris includes: a 120-page hardcover book in full color edited by William Ferris Writings by Scott Barretta, David Evans, and Tom Rankin; three CDs -- two of the CDs feature blues and gospel recordings (1966-1978), and the final CD features interviews and storytelling (1968-1994); and one DVD featuring documentary films (1972-1980). Transcriptions and annotations are provided for each track. Comes in a cigar box.

In addition to being a groundbreaking documentarian of the American South, 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 co-edited the Encyclopedia of Southern Culture (1989) and is the author of multiple books. In 1991, Rolling Stone magazine named him among the top ten professors in the United States.

The recordings feature James "Son Ford" Thomas, Lovey Williams, Wallace "Pine-Top" Johnson, Maudie Shirley, and Jasper Love, Scott Dunbar, Mississippi Fred McDowell, Louis Dotson, Sonny Boy Watson, Sam Myers, Tom Dumas, Unidentified Musician with Mississippi Fred McDowell, Walter Lee Hood, Wash Heron and "Big" Jack Johnson, James Hughes, Leland Musician, Inmates at Parchman Farm, George Lee "Sun Bud" Spears, James "Son Ford" Thomas with Sonny Boy Watson, Mary and Amanda Gordon, The Southland Hummingbirds, Lovey Williams, Reverend Smith and Family, Liddle Hines, Providence Missionary Baptist Church, Church of God in Christ, Fannie Bell Chapman, Mary Alice and Alan Mcgowan, Reverend Ott and Family, Rose Hill Church, Lovey Williams and Family, Fannie Bell Chapman and Family, Reverend Isaac Thomas and Rose Hill Church, Barry Hannah, Alice Walker, Alex Haley, Ray Lum, Bobby Rush, Joe "Skeet" Skillet, Joe Cooper, Shelby "Poppa Jazz" Brown, B.B. King, Allen Ginsberg, James "Son Ford" Thomas, and Bill Ferris, Robert Penn Warren, Pecolia Warner, Victor Bobb, and Pete Seeger.

Various Artists: Voices Of Mississippi: Artists And Musicians Documented By William Ferris

44 Blues Various Artists 2' 00''
I Feel So Good Various Artists 2' 00''
Stackalee and Billy Lyons Various Artists 2' 00''
Lil' Liza Jane Various Artists 2' 00''
Big Fat Mama Various Artists 2' 00''
Bottle Blowing Various Artists 53''
Bring Me My Shotgun Various Artists 2' 00''
Eyesight to the Blind Various Artists 2' 00''
Cairo Various Artists 2' 00''
Jaybird Various Artists 2' 00''
Cotton Eyed Joe Various Artists 2' 00''
Coal Black Mare Various Artists 2' 00''
I Dreamed I Went to the UN Various Artists 2' 00''
Darling If You Must Leave Various Artists 1' 07''
I Got a Letter from Hot Springs Various Artists 2' 00''
Baby Loves to Boogie Various Artists 2' 00''
Nothing Various Artists 1' 37''
Dust My Broom Various Artists 2' 00''
The Memphis Mail Various Artists 2' 00''
Have You Seen My Baby Various Artists 2' 00''
Instrumental Guitar Piece in A Various Artists 1' 37''
Train I Ride Various Artists 1' 57''
Little Red Rooster Various Artists 2' 00''
Darlin' Why You Treat Me So Various Artists 2' 00''
Water Boy Drowned in the Mobile Bay Various Artists 1' 57''
I Ain't Gonna Live It No More Various Artists 2' 00''
I Cannot Stay Here Baby Various Artists 2' 00''
Lord, I'm in Your Hand Various Artists 2' 00''
You Don't Know Like I Know Various Artists 2' 00''
I'm Standing in the Safety Zone Various Artists 1' 21''
Children, Go Where I Send Thee Various Artists 2' 00''
What Could I Do Various Artists 2' 00''
So Glad I Got Good Religion Various Artists 2' 00''
I Know the Lord Will Make a Way (Yes He Will) Various Artists 2' 00''
Home on High Various Artists 2' 00''
We're So Glad To Be Here Various Artists 2' 00''
My Mother's on that Train Various Artists 1' 36''
You Don't Knock, You Just Walk On In Various Artists 2' 00''
They Tell Me of an Uncloudy Day Various Artists 1' 34''
Thanks for Bill Ferris Various Artists 35''
Over Yonder Where the Sun Will Never Shine Various Artists 2' 00''
I've Been Born Again Various Artists 2' 00''
The Lord Will Make a Way Somehow Various Artists 2' 00''
How Did You Feel When You Come Out of the Wilderness Various Artists 2' 00''
I Don't Have to Worry About Where I Spend Eternity Various Artists 2' 00''
He's My Rock, My Sword, and Shield Various Artists 2' 00''
Thank You Jesus Various Artists 2' 00''
Cross of Calvary Various Artists 2' 00''
My Grave's Gonna Be Decorated on that Day Various Artists 2' 00''
There Are Days Various Artists 2' 00''
You Can't Hide Sinner Various Artists 2' 00''
Lord, Remember Me Various Artists 2' 00''
Glory, Glory (Lay My Burden Down) Various Artists 2' 00''
On Bill Various Artists 1' 34''
Regions of the Mind and Heart Various Artists 46''
The South Various Artists 1' 46''
A Trader Is Various Artists 1' 18''
The Blues to Me Various Artists 1' 23''
On Son Thomas and Tradition Various Artists 1' 49''
I Know It's Wrong to Be Playin' the Blues Various Artists 2' 00''
Jitterbug Comes to Town Various Artists 2' 00''
You Whistlin' Various Artists 2' 00''
Mule Toast and Pool Hall Toast Various Artists 2' 00''
The Preacher Various Artists 1' 28''
Lyin' Various Artists 1' 05''
Two Brothers, Heaven and Hell Various Artists 2' 00''
Creekman Killed Charlie Kirkland Various Artists 2' 00''
Lucille Various Artists 2' 00''
On Blues Composition Various Artists 2' 00''
The Decline in Human Values Various Artists 2' 00''
The Bible Salesman Various Artists 2' 00''
Fast Traders Disguising Mules Various Artists 2' 00''
Horses Too Tall To Drown Various Artists 1' 02''
The Ark and the Cats Various Artists 1' 55''
The Panther Various Artists 1' 33''
Fixing Charles Lindbergh's Engine Various Artists 2' 00''
Lying About Being from Mississippi Various Artists 58''
We Shall Overcome Various Artists 2' 00''
Cemetery Conversations Various Artists 2' 00''

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