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It’s scary how quickly and far ideas travel in cyberspace!: Adam Gussow — Beyond The Crossroads. The final section will certainly generate plenty of discussion.

The pastors turned to fire and brimstone, calling out the devil lurking in blues music, hoping to save souls and their financial future. Kick and Stomp MP3.

Adam Gussow’s “Crossroads” for harmonica: themes and variations

Here’s the music video of one cut from the album, “Crossroads Blues,” that my producer Bryan W. Guzsow me in the studio–and of course, hamming it up on location, as people do when they make music videos: If you know of any more, or if you’ve created such a video yourself, please contact me asgussow aol.

It’s been a long time in coming! Readers will be compelled to revisit some classic tunes to hear the songs with fresh ears, ready to garner new meanings based on the many forms of the devil illuminated in this work. Details Add To Basket.

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. Liner notes included in the big zip file! Here’s what Roger Gatchet of Living Blues had to say in his review of the album: But the devil image also enabled the musicians to boast of their own power, sexuality, and freedom in a way that escaped notice.


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

The second is for all other customers Canada, Mexico, UK, Europe, and all other international addresses. Early attempts were made to counteract the fiddle, which could, in frossroads right hands, whip people into a dancing frenzy. AG books Mister Satan’s Apprentice. I’ll always be thankful to Hakan for that.

Can you hear what he’s done? 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. Ward and I shot in the Mississippi Delta. Cantrella song he once recorded with Mr.

The focus then shifted to the guitar players once that instrument began to gain prominence. 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. The two have been playing together since the mids….

Within bpues weeks, in mid-Junea fine Swedish player named Hakan Ehn had uploaded the following.

Adam Gussow – Beyond The Crossroads | Book Review

AG books Mister Satan’s Apprentice. But Hakan didn’t stop there. 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.


I’d purchased my own set of foot drums in early June ; about a year later I went into the studio and recorded the version of “Crossroads Blues” that sits at the top of this page. Also included are extensive Notes and Bibliography sections plus eight pages in chronological order listing blues songs with a devil theme. After a thirty-five year career as a blues performer, including more than two decades with the W.

Finally, he looks at the successful branding of the Crossroads theme by the city of Clarksdale in a concerted effort to establish the area as the center of blues tourism in the Mississippi Delta region. To purchase a CD which I ship to you in real timeplease hit one of the following links.

My debut music video, a one-man-band version of “Crossroads Blues” released inhas been remixed, remade, and re-attempted by a few people over the years. It would be fair to say that I was scared by how quickly he was moving on the song!

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. 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.