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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Kick and Stomp: a solo album by Adam Gussow

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. Hakan has gone on to become one of the most creative and prolific blues harmonica video creators on YouTube. 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.

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 would be fair to say that I was scared by how quickly he was moving on the song! Satan and furious the raging lower-register groove of Kick And Stompdepending on the mood of each song…. Can you hear what he’s done? The second is for all other customers Canada, Mexico, UK, Europe, and all other international addresses.

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. One month later he uploaded the following version. Liner notes included in the big zip file! After a thirty-five year career as a blues performer, including more than two decades with the W. Adam Gussow — Beyond The Crossroads. But Hakan didn’t stop there.

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If you know of any more, or if you’ve created such a video yourself, please contact me asgussow aol. I’ll always be thankful to Hakan for that. Ward and I shot in the Mississippi Crossroadsbkues.

Here’s a live version from a solo concert I did in San Jose, California in AG books Mister Satan’s Apprentice. 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’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. But the devil image also enabled the musicians to boast of their own power, sexuality, and freedom in a way that escaped notice.

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: 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.

It’s been a long time in coming! I’ve posted the original below, followed by a few of those videos. AG books Mister Satan’s Apprentice. It’s scary how quickly and far ideas travel in cyberspace!: 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.


Kick and Stomp showcases Gussow in an unexpected but logical setting: The two have been playing together since the mids….

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The author provides guidance for determining meaning beyond the superficial layer songs may present at first hearing. Also included are extensive Notes and Bibliography sections plus eight pages in chronological order listing blues songs with a devil theme. 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.

Only a handful of players on the contemporary blues harp scene have developed an immediately recognizable voice on the instrument. Those fruitful years serving as Mr.

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Here’s what Roger Crossroadsglues of Living Blues had to say in his review of the album: Early attempts crossroadsblue made to counteract the fiddle, which could, in the right hands, whip people into a dancing frenzy. Please follow and like us: Here’s the music video of one cut from the album, “Crossroads Blues,” that my producer Bryan W.

The focus then shifted to the guitar players once that instrument began to gain prominence. To purchase as a download on Amazon, click the following icon: University Of North Carolina Pr ess.