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Title The early films of William Ferris, 1968-1975 [videorecording] / producers, Brian Graves, April Ledbetter, Steven Lance Ledbetter.

Publication Info. Atlanta, GA : Dust-to-Digital, [2018]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library DVD  New Shelf  MJB COLL EFW F29DVD    DUE 09-30-20
1 copy being processed for GDL Brand Library DVD.
Description 1 videodisc (115 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
two-dimensional moving image tdi rdacontent
video v rdamedia
videodisc vd rdacarrier
System Details DVD.
Performer Performed by B.B. King, James "Son Ford" Thomas.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
Summary 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 roots of the blues. This DVD features seven films made by Ferris between 1968 and 1975.
Contents Black Delta, Part I (1968) -- Black Delta, Part II (1968) -- Parchman Penitentiary (1968) ; Give my poor heart ease: Mississippi Delta bluesmen (1975) -- I ain't lyin': folktales from Mississippi (1975) -- Made in Mississippi: Black folk art and crafts (1975) -- Two black churches (1975).
Subject Blues (Music) -- 1961-1970.
Blues (Music) -- 1971-1980.
African American musicians.
Blues musicians -- United States.
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Short films.
Added Author Ferris, William R, filmmaker.
Graves, Brian, producer.
Ledbetter, April, producer.
Ledbetter, Steven Lance, producer.
Dust-to-Digital (Firm), film distributor.
Added Title Black Delta, Part I.
Black Delta, Part II.
Parchman Penitentiary.
Give my poor heart ease : Mississippi Delta bluesmen.
I ain't lyin': folktales from Mississippi.
Made in Mississippi : Black folk art and crafts.
Two black churches.
Standard No. 880226005429
Music No. DTD-54 Dust-to-Digital

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