Item #14847 JUKE JOINT. Photographs. Introductory Essay by Richard Ford. Birney Imes.

JUKE JOINT. Photographs. Introductory Essay by Richard Ford

Jackson/London: University Press of Mississippi, 2002. Second cloth edition. Hardcover. 4to. Signed by Birney Imes on the title page. Originally published in 1990. Here, Imes reveals a previously unexplored domain, the black juke joints of the Mississippi Delta country, and transforms this familiar phenomenon of Delta cultural life into something rich and strange. He has focused his camera on nearly empty rooms, yet these bluesy, almost peopleless photographs present black cafes, roadhouses, and taverns as folk art that resounds with energy and pulses with the joys and griefs of the clientele. The evocative place names in Imes's photographs sound as fascinating as the names of these juke joints which sprang up in the Delta landscape: the Pink Pony in Darling, Mississippi, the People's Choice Cafe in Leland, Monkey's Place in Merigold, the Evening Star Lounge in Shaw, the Playboy Club in Louise, Juicy's Place in Marcella, the Social Inn in Gunnison, Booba Burns' Place in Greenville, and A.D.'s Place in Glendora. 62 pages. A fine copy in green stamped cloth in a fine dust jacket. Item #14847
ISBN: 0878054375

Price: $125.00

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