Blues musicians brought pleasure and release to people wrestling with severe poverty and pervasive discrismination. Mitchell's ability to connect with his subjects is evident in his arresting images. The musicians--and their families and friends--welcomed him in their homes and at rent parties and fife and drum picnics. They posed for portraits. They let him hang around with his camera while they cooked supper or danced up a storm. The book includes Mitchell's interviews, conducted at the time he took the photos, with four of the musicians, who talk about their music, their lives, and the times in which they live. Running throughout is the author's recounting of his experience of the seminal musicological odyssey.
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