Here’s something that would give anyone’s poor heart ease: William Ferris’ Give My Poor Heart Ease: Voices of the Mississippi Blues is available through Amazon in an enhanced Kindle Edition at a great price. This enhanced edition is an ideal way to enjoy a work that draws heavily from archival video and audio recordings. Listen, watch, and read from the same screen. To pique your interest, we offer for some music and video selections that can also be found at the Give My Poor Heart Ease website.
To set your blues heart singing, listen to Lee Kizart, “I Got the World in a Jug and the Stopper in My Hand”, 1:27 (partial), Recorded by William Ferris in Tutwiler, Mississippi, July 28, 1967
And here is video footage from 1975 featuring the Mississippi Delta Bluesmen. B.B. King, anyone?
See, wasn’t that fun? And don’t forget E-books can make great gifts too! But for those of you who prefer flipping actual pages, the lucky recipient of this book (and included CD + DVD!) isn’t left out. Give My Poor Heart Ease is available at a lower price for a limited time through the UNC Press Holiday Sale.