Blues from the Delta. by William R. Ferris

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Published by Studio Vista in London .

Written in English

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  • Mississippi,
  • Mississippi.


  • Blues (Music) -- Mississippi -- History and criticism.,
  • Blues musicians -- Mississippi.,
  • African American musicians -- Mississippi.

Edition Notes

Book details

SeriesBlues paperbacks
LC ClassificationsML3561.B63 F47
The Physical Object
Pagination111 p.
Number of Pages111
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4372346M
ISBN 100289700728
LC Control Number78590331

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