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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. I’ll always be thankful to Hakan for that. AG books Mister Satan’s Apprentice. Kick and Stomp showcases Gussow in an unexpected but logical setting: 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.

University Of North Carolina Pr ess. Details Add To Basket. Here’s what Roger Gatchet of Living Blues had to say in his review of the album: It’s been a long time in coming! The focus then shifted to the guitar players once that instrument began to gain prominence. Adam Gussow — Beyond The Crossroads.

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.

Adam Gussow – Beyond The Crossroads | Book Review

I’d yussow 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. Early attempts were made to counteract the fiddle, which could, in the right hands, whip people into a dancing frenzy.


Hakan has gone on to become one of the most creative and prolific blues harmonica video creators on YouTube. 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. Ward and I shot in the Mississippi Delta. Crossroadsnlues and Stomp MP3. Here’s a live version from a solo concert I did in San Jose, California in The pastors turned to fire and brimstone, calling out the devil lurking in blues music, hoping to save souls and their financial future.

But Hakan didn’t stop there. Just me in the studio–and of course, hamming it up on location, as people do when they make music videos: Gussow for attempting to crossroadsbluea 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. Those fruitful years serving as Mr.

Within two weeks, in mid-Junea fine Swedish player named Hakan Ehn had uploaded the following. 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. I’ve posted the original below, followed crossroassblues a few of those videos.

Only a handful of players on the contemporary blues harp scene have developed an immediately recognizable voice on the instrument.


But the devil image also enabled the musicians to boast of their own power, sexuality, and freedom in a way that escaped notice. My debut music video, a one-man-band version of “Crossroads Blues” released inhas been remixed, remade, and re-attempted by a few people ghssow the years.

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

Satan and furious the raging lower-register gussod of Kick And Stompdepending on the mood of each song…. 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. Here’s the music video of one cut from the album, “Crossroads Blues,” that my producer Bryan W. It’s scary how quickly fussow 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.

It would be fair to say that I was scared by how quickly he was moving on the song! Can you hear what he’s done?

If you know of any more, or if you’ve created such a video yourself, please contact me asgussow aol. Cantrella song he once recorded with Mr.