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Mississippi Blues & Civil Rights

Leo Platvoet • Boek • paperback

  • Samenvatting
    Traveling through Mississippi with this guide, you will experience the past, present and future of the blues in museums, at historical sites, at festivals and in juke joints. The deep scars of slavery, racism, segregation and the Black resistance against it can be seen in many places, and is documented in many moving museums.

    Blues & Civil Rights Traveling through Mississippi with this guide, you will experience the past, present and future of the blues in museums, at historical sites, at festivals and in juke joints. The deep scars of slavery, racism, segregation and the Black resistance against it can be seen in many places, and is documented in many moving museums. The guide also leads you to the white sands of the Gulf Coast, along the mighty Mississippi River, to the cotton fields of the Delta and the hills in Northern Mississippi. New Orleans, Louisiana and Memphis, Tennessee are also featured — all cities associated with both the blues and the civil rights movement of Mississippi. This Odyssee Travel Guide offers: - Accurate descriptions of known and unknown sights - Bright, colorful layout that makes it easy to plan your route - Nine maps, color photos and a detailed index - Relevant information about history and society - Recommendations for live music, festivals, food and hotels - References to useful websites and apps
  • Productinformatie
    Binding : Paperback
    Distributievorm : Boek (print, druk)
    Formaat : 133mm x 199mm
    Aantal pagina's : 173
    Uitgeverij : Odyssee Reisgidsen VOF
    ISBN : 9789461231291
    Datum publicatie : 01-2021
  • Inhoudsopgave
    Ex​plor​ing Mis​sis​sippi 7 Odyssee's High​lights 11 Mis​sis​sippi Delta Ex​plor​ing the Mis​sis​sippi Delta 14 Clarks​dale and the North​ern Mis​sis​sippi Delta 15 Mid-Delta 33 South​ern Mis​sis​sippi Delta 44 Mem​phis and North Mis​sis​sippi Ex​plor​ing Mem​phis and North Mis​sis​sippi 63 Mem​phis 64 Hills 78 Pines 96 Jack​son and South​west Mis​sis​sippi Ex​plor​ing Jack​son and South​west Mis​sis​sippi 105 Jack​son 106 South​west Mis​sis​sippi 119 New Or​leans and Coastal Mis​sis​sippi Ex​plor​ing New Or​leans and Coastal Mis​sis​sippi 135 New Or​leans 136 Coastal Mis​sis​sippi: The Se​cret Coast 143 Back​ground in​for​ma​tion His​tory of Mis​sis​sippi 150 His​tory of the Delta Blues 157 Prac​ti​cal in​for​ma​tion Trans​porta​tion and ac​com​mo​da​tion in Mis​sis​sippi 160 Prac​ti​cal ABC 162 Blues glos​sary 165 Index 167 Sidebars Muddy Wa​ters: bought a one-way ticket to Chicago 18 Pine​top Perkins: blues brother up to the age of 97 23 John Lee Hooker: "De​mo​c​rat Man" until his death 25 Sonny Boy Williamson II: rest​less and ec​cen​tric 28 Son House: pas​sion​ate blues​man 30 Mem​phis Min​nie: loved and feared 32 Amzie Moore: pro​lific civil rights or​ga​nizer 38 Charley Pat​ton: the first star of the Delta Blues 39 Fan​nie Lou Hamer: pow​er​house 40 Big Bill Broonzy: re​spected in the Nether​lands 42 Jimmy Reed: suc​cess​ful with his "easy-lis​ten​ing" blues 47 B.B. King: global icon of the blues 49 Al​bert King: pow​er​ful gui​tar play​ing and a vel​vety voice 50 Em​mett Till: "His name will be a leg​end we all know" 57 George W. Lee: "Pray that you come out of this hell" 60 Mar​tin Luther King Jr.: "The world was all up in flame" 71 R.L. Burn​side: searched for the edges of the blues 81 James Mered​ith: a brave game changer 84 William Faulkner: re​mained faith​ful to his home​land 85 Mis​sis​sippi John Hurt: sub​tle blues 91 El​more James: hard-hit​ting slide gui​tar 93 Skip James: re​luc​tant blues phe​nom​e​non 93 Howlin' Wolf: as​sertive, pow​er​ful blues​man 98 Big Joe Williams: apos​tle of acoustic blues 100 Free​dom Sum​mer mur​ders 101 Otis Spann, blues brother of Muddy Wa​ters 110 Medgar Evers: icon of the civil rights move​ment 115 Tommy John​son: sold his soul to the devil first 120 Robert John​son: shrouded in mys​tery 122 Willie Dixon: poet of the blues 125 Richard Wright: writer, com​mu​nist and anti-racist 130 Natchez Trace Park​way: Mis​sis​sippi’s green trail 133 Buddy Guy: rous​ing vi​tal​ity 134 Su​prema​cist re​sis​tance 154 Blues as a protest 159
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