The Redlight Was My Mind

by Wilkens, Gary Charles
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ISBN: 9781933896045


Inspired by the culture, music, history and mythology of the Blues, The Red Light Was My Mind captures the tone, rhythms, sounds, images, and myths of the Mississippi Blues. Son House, Charlie Patton, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Robert Johnson, Peetie Wheatstraw, Billie Holiday, Jack Johnson, and a cast of entirely fictitious and mythical figures embody the region's legendary past and its often harsh present. These stories wind through a number of related narrative threads, interlaced with poems reflecting a myriad of Blues forms: songs, hollers, monologues, folktales, chants, spells, and sermons. Love, death, evil, sorrow, violence, and dancing fill the Blues and inhabit these poems.
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Author: Wilkens, Gary Charles
  • ISBN: 9781933896045
  • Condition: Used
  • Dimensions: 8.42 x 0.22
  • Number Of Pages: 57
  • Publication Year: 2007

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