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Mississippi

Radio date: The Legend of Guitar Slim

by barry September 25, 2010

During our research for this documentary, the name Eddie “Guitar Slim” Jones came up regularly, and reverently. Here’s how WWOZ DJ David Kunian describes the New Orleans musician: Before Jimi Hendrix and Buddy Guy, before Stevie Ray Vaughn and Albert King, before Earl King and Albert Collins, there was a drenched-in-emotion singer and wild guitarist […]

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Give My Poor Heart Ease

by admin November 3, 2009

Although our documentary focuses on Louisiana, we know there’s been considerable musical cross-fertilization between the Pelican State and its neighbor Mississippi. That’s one reason we were fascinated by this interview with University of North Carolina historian William Ferris about his new book Give My Poor Heart Ease: Voices of the Mississippi Blues. The interview, with […]

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