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Sonny Ford, Delta Artist: Film Facts

1969, Film: 16mm
41 minutes, Color
Description: B/w 16mm documentary film based on fieldwork Ferris conducted with Leland, Mississippi, bluesman and folk artist James "Son" Thomas. Included is footage of Thomas performing at juke houses, his wife preparing dinner, and Thomas making skulls out of clay.
Featuring: James "Son" Thomas, Shelby "Poppa Jazz" Brown
Copyright: 1969, William R. Ferris.
Filmmaker(s): Bill Ferris, Josette Ferris
Produced by: William Ferris, Josette Ferris
Cinematography: William Ferris
Editing: Josette Ferris
Sound: Josette Ferris
Funding: Grant from the United Church Board for Homeland Ministry Division of Higher Education & American Missionary Association for the Archives of the Amistad Research Center

Distribution: Center for Southern Folklore
P.O. Box 226, Memphis, TN 38101
Distributor Email: Contact
Distributor Website: Center for Southern Folklore
Distributor Telephone: (901) 525-3655

Archives & Stock Footage: Steve Weiss
Manuscripts Department, CB #3926, Wilson Library, UNC, Chapel Hill. CB# 3926, Wilson Library University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapel Hil
Archives & Stock Footage Email: Contact
Archives & Stock Footage Website: Steve Weiss
Archives & Stock Footage Telephone: 919-962-1345 919-96


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