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Cantrella song he once recorded with Mr. The author provides guidance for determining meaning beyond the superficial layer songs may present at first hearing. Liner notes included in the big zip file!

Finally, he looks at the successful branding of the Crossroads theme by the city of Clarksdale in crosseoads concerted effort to establish the area as the center of blues tourism in the Mississippi Delta region. Previous Post Previous Issue 51 December 21, AG books Mister Satan’s Apprentice.

One month later he uploaded the following version. Early attempts were made to counteract the fiddle, which could, in the right hands, whip people into a dancing frenzy.

But the devil image also enabled the musicians to boast of their own power, sexuality, and freedom in a way that escaped notice. Kick and Stomp showcases his talents as a modern virtuoso, a player American Harmonica Newsletter praised for exhibiting the sort of “[t]echnical mastery and innovative brilliance that comes along…once in a generation.

Gussow for attempting to get us out of our blues comfort zones, and for providing readers with well-researched concepts that invite us to do more than just listen to the music.


Adam Gussow – Beyond The Crossroads | Book Review

Just me in the studio–and of course, hamming it up on location, as people do when they make music videos: Only a handful of players on the contemporary blues harp scene have developed an immediately recognizable voice on the instrument. The two have been playing together since the mids…. Within two weeks, in mid-Junea fine Swedish player named Hakan Ehn had uploaded the following. Details Add To Basket. I’ll always be thankful to Hakan for that.

The pastors turned to fire and brimstone, calling out the devil lurking in blues music, hoping to save souls and their financial future. It would be fair to say that I was scared by how quickly he was moving on the song! Ward and I shot in the Mississippi Delta. Listeners are left to guess which form of the devil she is referring to — or perhaps the devil figure represents an over-riding sense of despair. The early blues musicians had to be careful with the lyrics and imagery they used in songs so as not to offend any part of the white power structure in the rural South.

I’ve posted the original below, followed by a few of those videos. If you know of any more, or if you’ve created such a video yourself, please contact me asgussow aol.

Adam Gussow – Beyond The Crossroads | Book Review – Blues Blast Magazine

The focus then shifted to the guitar players once that instrument began to gain prominence. Currently an associate professor of English and southern studies at the University of Mississippi, Gussow also teaches harmonica and pairs with guitarist Alan Gross in the Blues Doctors duo.

It’s scary how quickly and far ideas travel in cyberspace!: The author asserts that it was guitarist Ike Zimmerman, not Legba, who mentored his young protege, turning him into a guitar master after many late night sessions conducted in a local graveyard. Satan and furious the raging lower-register groove of Kick And Stompdepending on the mood of each song….


AG books Mister Satan’s Apprentice. My debut music video, a one-man-band version crosssroads “Crossroads Blues” released inhas been remixed, remade, and re-attempted by a few people over the years. It’s been a long time in coming! They spent years busking on a street corner in Harlem, eventually releasing two albums on the Flying Fish label and taking their music to stages throughout the world.

Please follow and like us: Money that was spent carousing on Friday and Saturday nights was money that would not find its way into the collection plate on Sunday morning. The final section will certainly generate plenty of discussion. Kick and Stomp showcases Bblues in an unexpected but logical setting: I’d purchased my own set of foot drums in early June ; about a year later I guseow into the studio and recorded the version of “Crossroads Blues” that sits at crossroass top of this page.

Hakan’s quick and brilliant transformation of my first version gave me a kick in the pants and made me want to up the ante. Can you hear crossroaxs he’s done? To purchase a CD which I guussow to you in real timeplease hit one of the following links.