20 June 2011

SONNY FORD - DELTA ARTIST (James "Son" Thomas)

Black and White 16mm documentary film based on fieldwork Bill 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. The film was made before the advent of 16mm cameras that could take syncronized sound.

Film by Bill Ferris, Josette Ferris
Produced by William Ferris, Josette Ferris
Cinematographer: William Ferris
Sound: Josette Ferris
Editing: Josette Ferris
Copyright: 1969, William R. Ferris.

Thx to T.Tex Edwards!

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