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Offline uncle bud

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Mississippi Hill Country Blues 1967 - George Mitchell
« on: April 05, 2013, 07:35:46 PM »
Haven't seen this mentioned here yet. Looking forward to this one!


Mississippi Hill Country Blues 1967
By George Mitchell

These photographs document George Mitchell's trip to Mississippi, where he searched for then unrecorded blues musicians including R. L. Burnside, Jessie Mae Hemphill, and Othar Turner. This journey yielded recordings of music now on cherished and touted albums and CDs....

Mitchell's ability to connect with his subjects is evident in his arresting images. The musicians--and their families and friends--welcomed him in their homes and at rent parties and fife and drum picnics. They posed for portraits. They let him hang around with his camera while they cooked supper or danced up a storm....

The book includes Mitchell's interviews, conducted at the time he took the photos, with four of the musicians who talk about their music, their lives, and the times in which they live....

http://www.upress.state.ms.us/books/1562

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Re: Mississippi Hill Country Blues 1967 - George Mitchell
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2013, 08:05:49 PM »
sounds like a follow-up to 'Blow My Blues Away' - should be great!

Offline oddenda

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Re: Mississippi Hill Country Blues 1967 - George Mitchell
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2013, 08:13:55 PM »
George Mitchell is a brilliant combined writer, photographer, and "field recordist", unmatched by anyone - anything by him is worthy!

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Re: Mississippi Hill Country Blues 1967 - George Mitchell
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2015, 10:16:20 AM »
Hi all,
I have this book, bought it a couple of years ago.  It is wonderful.  The text is fine, but the photographs are stellar.  George Mitchell is a wonderful photographer, and the affection and respect he has for the musicians he met, recorded and spent time with comes through loud and clear.  It will do you a world of good just to look at some of the photos and ponder on the people and their lives. 
All best,
Johnm

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Re: Mississippi Hill Country Blues 1967 - George Mitchell
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2015, 08:28:53 AM »
Video of George Mitchell discussing his book here:

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Re: Mississippi Hill Country Blues 1967 - George Mitchell
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2015, 04:15:08 AM »
Well, damn...  wouldn't HE be an interesting guy to have a Port Townsend?

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Re: Mississippi Hill Country Blues 1967 - George Mitchell
« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2015, 04:51:09 PM »
Amen. After a slow start I was mesmerized a few minutes in.

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