Catalog DTD-53
Format CD
Discs 4
Street Date 2018-06-01
This watershed release represents the life’s work of William Ferris an audio recordist filmmaker folklorist and teacher with an unwavering commitment to establish and to expand the study of the American South. William Ferris was born in Vicksburg Mississippi in 1942. Ferris began at a young age documenting the artwork music and lives of the people on the farm and in his local community. The archive of recordings that he created and the documentary films that he had a hand in producing have served as powerful tools in institutions of higher learning for decades. It is with great excitement that we present these films and recordings.
1. James “Son Ford” Thomas — 44 Blues
2. Lovey Williams — I Feel So Good
3. Wallace “Pine-Top” Johnson, Maudie Shirley, & Jasper Love — Stackalee and Billy Lyons
4. Scott Dunbar — Lil’ Liza Jane
5. Mississippi Fred McDowell — Big Fat Mama
6. Louis Dotson — Bottle Blowing
7. Sonny Boy Watson — Bring Me My Shotgun
8. Sam Myers — Eyesight to the Blind
9. James “Son Ford” Thomas — Cairo
10. Scott Dunbar — Jaybird
11. Tom Dumas — Cotton Eyed Joe
12. Lovey Williams — Coal Black Mare
13. Unidentified Musician with Mississippi Fred McDowell — I Dreamed I Went to the U.N.
14. Walter Lee Hood — Darling If You Must Leave
15. Mississippi Fred McDowell — I Got a Letter from Hot Springs
16. Wallace “Pine-Top” Johnson, Maudie Shirley, & Jasper Love — Baby Loves to Boogie
17. Wash Heron & “Big” Jack Johnson — Nothing
18. James “Son Ford” Thomas — Dust My Broom
19. Scott Dunbar — The Memphis Mail
20. Sonny Boy Watson — Have You Seen My Baby
21. James Hughes — Instrumental Guitar Piece in A
22. Lovey Williams — Train I Ride
23. Unidentified Musician with Mississippi Fred McDowell — Little Red Rooster
24. Leland Musician — Darlin’ Why You Treat Me So?
25. Inmates at Parchman Farm — Water Boy Drowned in the Mobile Bay
26. George Lee “Sun Bud” Spears — I Ain’t Gonna Live It No More
27. James “Son Ford” Thomas with Sonny Boy Watson — I Cannot Stay Here Baby

1. Mary Alice & Alan McGowan — My Mother’s on that Train
2. The Southland Hummingbirds — You Don’t Know Like I Know
3. Lovey Williams — I’m Standing in the Safety Zone
4. Reverend Smith and Family — Children, Go Where I Send Thee
5. Liddle Hines — What Could I Do?
6. Providence Missionary Baptist Church — So Glad I Got Good Religion
7. Church of God in Christ — I Know the Lord Will Make a Way (Yes He Will)
8. Walter Lee Hood and Parchman Inmates — Home on High
9. Fannie Bell Chapman — We’re So Glad To Be Here
10. Mary & Amanda Gordon — Lord, I’m in Your Hand
11. Reverend Ott & Family — You Don’t Knock, You Just Walk On In
12. Walter Lee Hood — They Tell Me of an Uncloudy Day
13. Rose Hill Church — Thanks for Bill Ferris
14. Rose Hill Church — Over Yonder Where the Sun Will Never Shine
15. The Southland Hummingbirds — I’ve Been Born Again
16. Lovey Williams & Family — The Lord Will Make a Way Somehow
17. Providence Missionary Baptist Church — How Did You Feel When You Come Out of the Wilderness
18. Church of God in Christ — I Don’t Have to Worry About Where I Spend Eternity
19. Fannie Bell Chapman & Family — He’s My Rock, My Sword, and Shield
20. Walter Lee Hood & Parchman Inmates — Thank You Jesus
21. Mary & Amanda Gordon — Cross of Calvary
22. Church of God in Christ — My Grave’s Gonna Be Decorated on that Day
23. The Southland Hummingbirds — There Are Days
24. Church of God in Christ — You Can’t Hide Sinner
25. Reverend Isaac Thomas & Rose Hill Church — Lord, Remember Me
26. Church of God in Christ — Glory, Glory (Lay My Burden Down)