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Beyond the crossroads the devil and the blues tradition

Beyond the crossroads the devil and the blues tradition

Author: Adam Gussow
Publisher: Chapel Hill The University of North Carolina Press 2017
Series: New directions in southern studies
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"The devil is the most charismatic and important figure in the blues tradition. He's not just the music's namesake ('the devil's music'), but a shadowy presence who haunts an imagined Mississippi crossroads where, it is claimed, Delta bluesman Robert Johnson traded away his soul in exchange for extraordinary prowess on the guitar. Yet, as scholar and musician Adam Gussow argues, there is much more to the story of
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Robert Johnson; Robert Johnson
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Adam Gussow
ISBN: 9781469633657 1469633655 9781469633664 1469633663
OCLC Number: 1179044325
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (pages 363-387) and index
Description: 404 pages illustrations 25 cm
Series Title: New directions in southern studies
Responsibility: Adam Gussow


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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