Check out Crossroads Blues by Adam Gussow on Amazon Music. Stream ad-free or purchase CD’s and MP3s now on Author Adam Gussow is a blues harmonica player who formed Satan & Adam duo with Sterling “Mister Satan” Magee, who played guitar and. Gina Mahalek talks to Adam Gussow, Author of Beyond the Crossroads, about Sterling Magee, the blues tradition and folklore in the American.

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University Of North Carolina Pr ess. The two have been playing together since the mids….

Kick and Stomp: a solo album by Adam Gussow

I’ve posted the original below, followed by a few of those videos. The focus then shifted to the guitar players once that instrument began to gain prominence.

Hakan has gone on to become one of the most creative and prolific blues harmonica video creators on YouTube. One month later he uploaded the following version. 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.

Early attempts were made to counteract the fiddle, which could, in the right hands, whip people into a dancing frenzy. The pastors turned to fire and brimstone, calling out the devil lurking in blues music, hoping to save souls and their financial future. 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.

Can you hear what he’s done? After a thirty-five year career as a blues performer, including more than two decades with the W. Just 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.


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Adam Gussow – Beyond The Crossroads | Book Review

Satan and furious the raging lower-register groove of Kick And Stompdepending on the mood of each song…. It’s been a long time in bules 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.

It’s scary how quickly and far ideas travel in cyberspace!: I think Crossroass may already have found my blues harmonica album for ! 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.

He’s changed up the harp; instead of playing it in second position cross harphe’s moved to third position, giving it a minor feel: 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.

Cantrella song he once recorded with Mr. Previous Post Previous Issue 51 December 21, Adam Gussow — Beyond The Crossroads. 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. But the devil image also enabled the musicians to gusosw of their own power, sexuality, and freedom in a way that escaped notice.

Here’s a live version from a solo concert I did in San Jose, California crossroasd The author provides guidance for determining meaning beyond the superficial layer songs may present at first hearing. 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.


AG books Mister Satan’s Apprentice. To purchase as a download on Amazon, click the following icon: Kick and Stomp showcases Gussow in an unexpected but logical setting: Also included are extensive Notes and Bibliography sections plus eight pages in chronological order listing blues songs with a devil theme.

Liner notes included in the big zip file! 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 guszow structure in the rural South. The final section will certainly generate plenty bles discussion. Here’s the music video of one cut from the album, “Crossroads Blues,” that my producer Bryan W.

Details Add To Basket. I’ll always be thankful to Hakan for that. 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. Please follow and like us: Kick and Stomp MP3.

Ward and I shot in the Mississippi Delta. Within two weeks, in mid-Junea fine Swedish player named Hakan Ehn had uploaded the following. 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. But Hakan didn’t stop there. Only a handful of players on the contemporary blues harp scene have developed an immediately recognizable voice on the instrument.

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