Watch: Demo of Enhanced Ebook of Give My Poor Heart Ease, by William Ferris

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Please check out the enhanced ebook for Give My Poor Heart Ease: Voices of the Mississippi Blues, by William Ferris.

Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, folklorist William Ferris toured his home state of Mississippi, documenting the voices of African Americans as they spoke about and performed the diverse musical traditions that form the authentic roots of the blues. Give My Poor Heart Ease puts front and center a searing selection of the artistically and emotionally rich voices from this invaluable documentary record. The original book is illustrated with Ferris’s photographs of the musicians and their communities and includes a CD of original music and a DVD of original film. It features more than twenty interviews relating frank, dramatic, and engaging narratives about black life and blues music in the heart of the American South.

The enhanced ebook edition includes:
* Almost 2 hours of video clips and interviews scattered throughout the text
* An hour of original music, also imbedded throughout the text
* Concludes with the full DVD of original film and full CD of original music

To see a demo and learn about the enhanced ebook’s fabulous features, watch the video below.

If you don’t have an ereader device or prefer a hardcover copy of the book (which does come with a DVD and CD of original video and music), the book is available from your favorite bookstore and/or online bookseller.

William Ferris is Joel R. Williamson Eminent Professor of History and senior associate director of the Center for the Study of the American South at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A former chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, Ferris coedited the Encyclopedia of Southern Culture and is the author of Blues from the Delta. Rolling Stone magazine has named him among the top ten professors in the United States. In 2010, Ferris received the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters.