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Give My Poor Heart Ease: Film Facts

1975, Film: 16mm
21 minutes, Color
Description: A 1975 account of the blues experience through the recollections and performances of B.B. King, James "Son" Thomas, Shelby "Poppa Jazz" Brown, James "Blood" Shelby, Cleveland "Broom Man" Jones, and inmates from Parchman prison.
Featuring: Riley "B. B." King, James "Son" Thomas, Shelby "Poppa Jazz" Brown, James "Blood" Shelby, Cleveland "Broom Man" Jones
Copyright: 1975, William Ferris, Yale University
Filmmaker(s): Bill Ferris
Produced by: Yale University Media Design Studio with the Center for Southern Folklore
Cinematography: Dale Lindquist
Editing: Dale Lindquist, William Ferris
Sound: Robert Slattery
Acknowledgements: Production assistant: Sara Miller. "Why I Sing The Blues" used with permission of B.B. King, Dave Clark, A.B.C. Dunhill Music -- Sounds of Lucille Inc., A.B.C. Dunhill Records. "The Thrill is Gone" used with permission of: B.B. King, Arthur Benson, E. Dale Petite, Grosvenor House Music. Produced in Association with Howard Sayre Weaver. Our thanks to: B.B. King, James "Son" Thomas, Shelby "Poppa Jazz" Brown, James "Blood" Shelby, Cleveland "Broom Man" Jones, Parchman Inmates (Camp B), Joe Louis, Joe Cooper, Wade Walton, Robert Taylor, James Shaw, Ben Gooch, Yale University Audio Visual Staff.
Funding: With support from: Ford Foundation; National Endowment for the Arts; Edward W. Hazen Foundation

Distribution: New Jersey Network
New Jersey Network 25 S. STOCKTON ST, TRENTON, NJ 08608
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