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Beyond the crossroads : the devil & the blues tradition

Author: Adam Gussow
Publisher: Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2017] ©2017
Series: New directions in southern studies.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this groundbreaking study, Adam Gussow takes the full measure of the devil's presence in the blues. Working from original transcriptions of more than 125 recordings released during the past ninety  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Gussow, Adam.
Beyond the crossroads.
Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2017]
(DLC) 2017002264
(OCoLC)972200745
Named Person: Robert Johnson; Robert Johnson
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Adam Gussow
ISBN: 146963368X 9781469633688 9781469633671 1469633671
OCLC Number: 1003202184
Description: 1 online resource (404 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Contents: Heaven and hell parties: Southern religion and the devil's music --
Sold it to the devil: the great migration, lost generations, and the perils of the urban dance hall --
I'm going to marry the devil's daughter: blues tricksters signifying on Jim Crow --
The devil's gonna get you: blues romance and the paradoxes of black freedom --
Selling it at the crossroads: the lives and legacies of Robert Johnson --
Playing for the haints: Ike's protege and crossroads folklore --
I got a big white fella from Memphis made a deal with me: black men, white boys, and the anxieties of blues postmodernity in Walter Hill's crossroads --
Local and private legislation: branding the crossroads in Clarksdale, Mississippi.
Series Title: New directions in southern studies.
Responsibility: Adam Gussow.

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An excellent antidote to the mystification of the music.--Choice Gussow's scope is broad and deep, impeccably researched and far too complex and thorough for a brief review to do it justice. . . . Read more...

 
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