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I'm Feeling the Blues Right Now: Blues Tourism and the Mississippi Delta

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In I'm Feeling the Blues Right Now: Blues Tourism and the Mississippi Delta, Stephen A. King reveals the strategies used by blues promoters and organizers in Mississippi, both African American and white, local and state, to attract the attention of tourists. In the process, he reveals how promotional materials portray the Delta's blues culture and its musicians. Those involved in selling the blues in Mississippi work to promote the music while often conveniently forgetting the state's historical record of racial and economic injustice. King's research includes numerous interviews with blues musicians and promoters, chambers of commerce, local and regional tourism entities, and members of the Mississippi Blues Commission.

This book is the first critical account of Mississippi's blues tourism industry. From the late 1970s until 2000, Mississippi's blues tourism industry was fragmented, decentralized, and localized, as each community competed for tourist dollars. By 2004, with the creation of the Mississippi Blues Commission, the promotion of the blues became more centralized as state government played an increasing role in promoting Mississippi's blues heritage. Blues tourism has the potential to generate new revenue in one of the poorest states in the country, repair the state's public image, and serve as a vehicle for racial reconciliation.

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A critical look at the controversial strategies officials and promoters wield to "sell" the blues

About the Author

Stephen A. King, Cleveland, Mississippi, is professor and coordinator of communication studies and theater arts at Delta State University.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781617038266
Author:
King, Stephen A.
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
Subject:
Music-Blues and Rhythm and Blues
Subject:
Blues
Subject:
American Music
Subject:
Tourism
Subject:
African American Studies
Subject:
Southern Culture
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
American Made Music Series
Publication Date:
20130231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Music » Genres and Styles » Blues
Arts and Entertainment » Music » Music Business and Songwriting
Business » Communication
Business » General
History and Social Science » African American Studies » General
History and Social Science » Sociology » General

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