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This film was originally edited by Bill Ferris and Josette Ferris from super-8 and 16mm footage that Ferris shot in 1967 and 1968 in Lorman, Leland, and Clarksdale, Mississippi. It was later edited with the titles now featured in it by Judy Peiser.


Musicians who perform in the film include Louis Dotson (Lorman, MS), Lovey Williams (Morning Star, MS), Jasper Love (Clarksdale, MS), Cleveland “Broom Man” Jones (Leland, MS), James “Son Ford” Thomas (Leland, MS), “Little Son” Jefferson (Leland, MS), Joe Cooper (Leland, MS), “Poppa” Neal (Leland, MS), “Sonny Boy” Watson (Leland, MS), Shelby “Poppa Jazz” Brown (Leland, MS), Wade Walton (Clarksdale, MS), Wallace “Pine Top” Johnson (Clarksdale, MS), Maudie Shirley (Clarksdale, MS), and “Big Jack” Johnson (Clarksdale).

Mississippi Delta Blues

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