Lost Delta Found: Rediscovering The Fisk University-Library Of Congress Coahoma County Study, 1941-1942

Lost Delta Found

Rediscovering The Fisk University-Library Of Congress Coahoma County Study, 1941-1942

Hardcover
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ISBN10: 0826514855 ISBN13: 9780826514851 Contributors: Adams, Samuel C., Jr.; Gordon, Robert (Editor); JONES, LEWIS WADE; Nemerov, Bruce Publisher: Vanderbilt Univ Pr Published: Aug 5 2005 Pages: 343 Weight: 1.95lbs. Height: 10.00" Width: 7.25" Depth: 1.50" Language: English

Publisher's Comments

In the early 1940s, three African American scholars from Fisk U. journeyed with folklorist Alan Lomax (Library of Congress) to Coahoma County, Mississippi to document the musical habits and history of its black community. This volume presents the Fisk material from that study (recently discovered after being lost for over 50 years) along with background information on the scholars and 160 song transcriptions. Gordon directed the PBS documentary Muddy Waters Can't Be Satisfied and Nemerov is affiliated with the Center for Popular Music at Middle Tennessee State University. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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