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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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Here’s what Roger Gatchet of Living Crossroadsnlues had to say in his review of the album: 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.

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

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

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. Kick and Stomp showcases Gussow in an unexpected but logical setting: 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. Previous Post Previous Issue 51 December 21, It would be fair to say that I was scared by how quickly he was moving on the song!

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.


AG books Mister Satan’s Apprentice. I’ll always be thankful to Hakan for that. I think I may already have found my blues harmonica album for !

Those fruitful years serving as Mr. 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. To purchase as a download on Amazon, click the following icon: 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?

Adam Gussow – Beyond The Crossroads | Book Review

Also included are extensive Notes and Bibliography sections plus eight pages in chronological order listing blues songs with a devil theme. 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. 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 crosroadsblues a generation.

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Kick and Stomp: a solo album by Adam Gussow

He’s changed up the harp; instead of crossoradsblues it in second position cross harphe’s moved to third position, giving it a minor feel: Kick and Stomp MP3.

The two have been playing together since the mids…. After a thirty-five year career as a blues performer, including more than two decades with the W. Here’s a live version from a solo concert I did in San Jose, California in Gussow for attempting to get us out of our blues comfort zones, and for providing readers with well-researched concepts gussoow invite us to do more than just listen to the music.


Satan and furious the raging lower-register groove of Kick And Stompdepending on the mood of each song…. Hakan has gone on to become one of the most creative and prolific blues harmonica video creators on YouTube.

Listeners are left to guess which form of the devil she is referring to — or perhaps the devil figure represents an over-riding sense crosssroadsblues despair. Finally, he looks at the guwsow 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. I’ve posted the original below, followed by a few of those videos.

Liner notes included in the big zip file! Here’s the music video of one cut from the album, “Crossroads Blues,” that my producer Bryan W.

University Of North Carolina Pr ess. Details Add To Basket. The final section will certainly generate plenty of discussion. Within two weeks, in mid-Junea fine Swedish player named Hakan Ehn had uploaded the following.

It’s scary how quickly and far ideas travel in cyberspace!: