Voices of Mississippi: Artists and Musicians Documented by William Ferris

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Voices of Mississippi: Artists and Musicians Documented by William Ferris
3CD/DVD/Book
 
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.

 

Track Listing:

Disc 1
Blues
01. James "Son Ford" Thomas 44 Blues 03:45  listen
02. Lovey Williams I Feel So Good 02:06  listen
03. Wallace "Pine-Top" Johnson, Maudie Shirley, and Jasper Love Stackalee and Billy Lyons 02:45  listen
04. Scott Dunbar Lil' Liza Jane 02:59  listen
05. Mississippi Fred McDowell Big Fat Mama 02:28  listen
06. Louis Dotson Bottle Blowing 00:52  listen
07. Sonny Boy Watson Bring Me My Shotgun 03:08  listen
08. Sam Myers Eyesight to the Blind 02:25  listen
09. James "Son Ford" Thomas Cairo 02:49  listen
10. Scott Dunbar Jaybird 08:35  listen
11. Tom Dumas Cotton Eyed Joe 02:24  listen
12. Lovey Williams Coal Black Mare 02:37  listen
13. Unidentified Musician with Mississippi Fred McDowell I Dreamed I Went to the U.N. 02:30  listen
14. Walter Lee Hood Darling If You Must Leave 01:06  listen
15. Mississippi Fred McDowell I Got a Letter from Hot Springs 03:54  listen
16. Wallace "Pine-Top" Johnson, Maudie Shirley, and Jasper Love Baby Loves to Boogie 03:13  listen
17. Wash Heron and "Big" Jack Johnson Nothing 01:36  listen
18. James "Son Ford" Thomas Dust My Broom 02:31  listen
19. Scott Dunbar The Memphis Mail 03:30  listen
20. Sonny Boy Watson Have You Seen My Baby 03:48  listen
21. James Hughes Instrumental Guitar Piece in A 01:37  listen
22. Lovey Williams Train I Ride 01:57  listen
23. Unidentified Musician with Mississippi Fred McDowell Little Red Rooster 03:01  listen
24. Leland Musician Darlin' Why You Treat Me So? 02:19  listen
25. Inmates at Parchman Farm Water Boy Drowned in the Mobile Bay 01:57  listen
26. George Lee "Sun Bud" Spears I Ain't Gonna Live It No More 04:10  listen
27. James "Son Ford" Thomas with Sonny Boy Watson I Cannot Stay Here Baby 04:03  listen
Disc 2
Gospel
01. Mary and Amanda Gordon Lord, I'm in Your Hand 01:36  listen
02. The Southland Hummingbirds You Don't Know Like I Know 03:48  listen
03. Lovey Williams I'm Standing in the Safety Zone 01:20  listen
04. Reverend Smith and Family Children, Go Where I Send Thee 03:27  listen
05. Liddle Hines What Could I Do? 03:23  listen
06. Providence Missionary Baptist Church So Glad I Got Good Religion 03:21  listen
07. Church of God in Christ I Know the Lord Will Make a Way (Yes He Will) 02:08  listen
08. Walter Lee Hood and Parchman Inmates Home on High 02:28  listen
09. Fannie Bell Chapman We're So Glad To Be Here 03:52  listen
10. Mary Alice and Alan Mcgowan My Mother's on that Train 02:59  listen
11. Reverend Ott and Family You Don't Knock, You Just Walk On In 02:29  listen
12. Walter Lee Hood They Tell Me of an Uncloudy Day 01:33  listen
13. Rose Hill Church Thanks for Bill Ferris 00:35  listen
14. Rose Hill Church Over Yonder Where the Sun Will Never Shine 02:48  listen
15. The Southland Hummingbirds I've Been Born Again 03:18  listen
16. Lovey Williams and Family The Lord Will Make a Way Somehow 02:52  listen
17. Providence Missionary Baptist Church How Did You Feel When You Come Out of the Wilderness 04:10  listen
18. Church of God in Christ I Don't Have to Worry About Where I Spend Eternity 02:56  listen
19. Fannie Bell Chapman and Family He's My Rock, My Sword, and Shield 03:58  listen
20. Walter Lee Hood and Parchman Inmates Thank You Jesus 02:23  listen
21. Mary and Amanda Gordon Cross of Calvary 02:50  listen
22. Church of God in Christ My Grave's Gonna Be Decorated on that Day 02:55  listen
23. The Southland Hummingbirds There Are Days 02:58  listen
24. Church of God in Christ You Can't Hide Sinner 02:43  listen
25. Reverend Isaac Thomas and Rose Hill Church Lord, Remember Me 02:51  listen
26. Church of God in Christ Glory, Glory (Lay My Burden Down) 08:38  listen
Disc 3
Storytelling
01. Barry Hannah On Bill 01:34  listen
02. Alice Walker Regions of the Mind and Heart 00:46  listen
03. Alex Haley The South 01:45  listen
04. Ray Lum A Trader Is 01:17  listen
05. Bobby Rush The Blues to Me 01:23  listen
06. Barry Hannah On Son Thomas and Tradition 01:48  listen
07. James "Son Ford" Thomas I Know It's Wrong to Be Playin' the Blues 02:55  listen
08. Sonny Boy Watson Jitterbug Comes to Town 02:06  listen
09. James "Son Ford" Thomas You Whistlin' 02:19  listen
10. Joe "Skeet" Skillet Mule Toast and Pool Hall Toast 03:02  listen
11. Joe Cooper The Preacher 01:27  listen
12. Wallace "Pine-Top" Johnson, Jasper Love, and Maudie Shirley Lyin' 01:04  listen
13. Shelby "Poppa Jazz" Brown Two Brothers, Heaven and Hell 05:26  listen
14. Shelby "Poppa Jazz" Brown Creekman Killed Charlie Kirkland 03:25  listen
15. B.B. King Lucille 03:20  listen
16. Allen Ginsberg, James "Son Ford" Thomas, and Bill Ferris On Blues Composition 04:40  listen
17. Robert Penn Warren The Decline in Human Values 02:45  listen
18. Pecolia Warner The Bible Salesman 05:05  listen
19. Ray Lum Fast Traders Disguising Mules 02:49  listen
20. Ray Lum Horses Too Tall To Drown 01:02  listen
21. Ray Lum The Ark and the Cats 01:55  listen
22. Ray Lum The Panther 01:33  listen
23. Victor Bobb Fixing Charles Lindbergh's Engine 07:42  listen
24. Barry Hannah Lying About Being from Mississippi 00:58  listen
25. Pete Seeger We Shall Overcome 02:12  listen
26. James "Son Ford" Thomas Cemetery Conversations 06:49  listen
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