Mississippi Blues & Civil Rights

Leo Platvoet

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Mississippi Blues & Civil Rights

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ISBN: 9789461231291, geïllustreerd, 173 blz., January 2021, Engels
Formaat: 19.9 (h) x 13.3 (b) x 1.5 (d) cm. Gewicht: 308 gram.

Uitgever: Vrije Uitgevers, De

serienaam/reeks: Odyssee Reisgidsen

vertaald door: Cecelia Guinee; Doug Cooper

beschrijving

Blues & Civil Rights
Traveling through Mississippi with this guide, you will experience the past, present and future of the blues in museums, at historical sites, at festivals and in juke joints. The deep scars of slavery, racism, segregation and the Black resistance against it can be seen in many places, and is documented in many moving museums.
The guide also leads you to the white sands of the Gulf Coast, along the mighty Mississippi River, to the cotton fields of the Delta and the hills in Northern Mississippi.
New Orleans, Louisiana and Memphis, Tennessee are also
featured — all cities associated with both the blues and
the civil rights movement of Mississippi.

This Odyssee Travel Guide offers:
- Accurate descriptions of known and unknown sights
- Bright, colorful layout that makes it easy to plan
your route
- Nine maps, color photos and a detailed index
- Relevant information about history and society
- Recommendations for live music, festivals, food and
hotels
- References to useful websites and apps

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over de schrijver(s)Around 1970, Leo Platvoet discovered the blues as a teenager. Buddy Guy, Junior Wells, Muddy Waters and Freddie King played in Amsterdam and London and Leo was often there. The iconic American Folk Blues festival, that visited The Netherlands, was an annual highlight. He has been blues addicted for over 50 years. To write this book, he visited Mississippi, Louisiana and Tennessee three times to discover the sources and the vitality of the blues and the history of the civil rights movement. He travelled to St. Louis, Chicago, Detroit and many other places to experience the influence of the Mississippi blues in other parts of the US.

Leo Platvoet studied sociology in Amsterdam and was active in Dutch politics for 35 years as a party leader, local councilor, Senator and as a member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. Between 1986 and 2002 he wrote sixteen volumes in the Dutch Odyssee Travel Guidebook series about European destinations. In the 2010s, he worked for five years in Liberia, West Africa, for the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs.
inhoudsopgaveEx​plor​ing Mis​sis​sippi 7
Odyssee's High​lights 11
Mis​sis​sippi Delta
Ex​plor​ing the Mis​sis​sippi Delta 14
Clarks​dale and the North​ern Mis​sis​sippi Delta 15
Mid-Delta 33
South​ern Mis​sis​sippi Delta 44
Mem​phis and North Mis​sis​sippi
Ex​plor​ing Mem​phis and North Mis​sis​sippi 63
Mem​phis 64
Hills 78
Pines 96
Jack​son and South​west Mis​sis​sippi
Ex​plor​ing Jack​son and South​west Mis​sis​sippi 105
Jack​son 106
South​west Mis​sis​sippi 119
New Or​leans and Coastal Mis​sis​sippi
Ex​plor​ing New Or​leans and Coastal Mis​sis​sippi 135
New Or​leans 136
Coastal Mis​sis​sippi: The Se​cret Coast 143
Back​ground in​for​ma​tion
His​tory of Mis​sis​sippi 150
His​tory of the Delta Blues 157
Prac​ti​cal in​for​ma​tion
Trans​porta​tion and ac​com​mo​da​tion in Mis​sis​sippi 160
Prac​ti​cal ABC 162
Blues glos​sary 165
Index 167

Sidebars
Muddy Wa​ters: bought a one-way ticket to Chicago 18
Pine​top Perkins: blues brother up to the age of 97 23
John Lee Hooker: "De​mo​c​rat Man" until his death 25
Sonny Boy Williamson II: rest​less and ec​cen​tric 28
Son House: pas​sion​ate blues​man 30
Mem​phis Min​nie: loved and feared 32
Amzie Moore: pro​lific civil rights or​ga​nizer 38
Charley Pat​ton: the first star of the Delta Blues 39
Fan​nie Lou Hamer: pow​er​house 40
Big Bill Broonzy: re​spected in the Nether​lands 42
Jimmy Reed: suc​cess​ful with his "easy-lis​ten​ing" blues 47
B.B. King: global icon of the blues 49
Al​bert King: pow​er​ful gui​tar play​ing and a vel​vety voice 50
Em​mett Till: "His name will be a leg​end we all know" 57
George W. Lee: "Pray that you come out of this hell" 60
Mar​tin Luther King Jr.: "The world was all up in flame" 71
R.L. Burn​side: searched for the edges of the blues 81
James Mered​ith: a brave game changer 84
William Faulkner: re​mained faith​ful to his home​land 85
Mis​sis​sippi John Hurt: sub​tle blues 91
El​more James: hard-hit​ting slide gui​tar 93
Skip James: re​luc​tant blues phe​nom​e​non 93
Howlin' Wolf: as​sertive, pow​er​ful blues​man 98
Big Joe Williams: apos​tle of acoustic blues 100
Free​dom Sum​mer mur​ders 101
Otis Spann, blues brother of Muddy Wa​ters 110
Medgar Evers: icon of the civil rights move​ment 115
Tommy John​son: sold his soul to the devil first 120
Robert John​son: shrouded in mys​tery 122
Willie Dixon: poet of the blues 125
Richard Wright: writer, com​mu​nist and anti-racist 130
Natchez Trace Park​way: Mis​sis​sippi’s green trail 133
Buddy Guy: rous​ing vi​tal​ity 134
Su​prema​cist re​sis​tance 154
Blues as a protest 159
toelichtingTraveling through Mississippi with this guide, you will experience the past, present and future of the blues in museums, at historical sites, at festivals and in juke joints. The deep scars of slavery, racism, segregation and the Black resistance against it can be seen in many places, and is documented in many moving museums.
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