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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If you know of any more, or if you’ve created such a video yourself, please contact me asgussow aol. Just me in the studio–and of course, hamming it up on location, as people do when they make music videos: 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.

The focus then shifted to the guitar players once that instrument began to gain prominence. Hakan has gone on to become one of the most creative and prolific blues harmonica video creators on YouTube. Please follow and like us: Also included are extensive Notes and Bibliography sections plus eight pages in chronological order listing blues songs with a devil theme.

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 crossroarsblues pairs with guitarist Alan Gross in the Blues Doctors duo.

The final section will certainly generate plenty of discussion. Listeners are left to guess which form of the devil she is referring crossroadwblues — or perhaps the devil figure represents an over-riding sense of despair.


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

Gussow for attempting to get 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. Within two weeks, in mid-Junea fine Swedish player named Hakan Ehn had uploaded the following.

Details Add To Basket. It’s scary how quickly and far ideas travel in cyberspace!: Ward and I shot in the Mississippi Delta. 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. It’s been a long time in coming! Adam Gussow — Beyond The Crossroads. 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.

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.

I’ll always be thankful to Hakan for that. The second is for all other customers Canada, Mexico, Crossroadshlues, Europe, and all other international addresses. It would be fair to say that I was scared by how quickly he was moving on the song!

Here’s a live version from a solo concert I did in San Jose, California in Kick and Stomp MP3.

Kick and Stomp: a solo album by Adam Gussow

The pastors turned to fire and brimstone, calling out the devil lurking in croxsroadsblues music, hoping to save souls and their financial future. To purchase a CD which I ship to you in real timeplease hit one of the following gusosw. 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 gussod songs so as not to offend any part of the white power structure in the rural South.


Those fruitful years serving as Mr. The two have been playing together since the mids…. But the devil image also enabled the musicians to boast of their own power, sexuality, and freedom in a way that escaped notice.

After a thirty-five year career as a blues performer, including more than two decades with the W. Here’s what Roger Gatchet of Living Blues had to say in his review of the album: Early attempts were made to counteract the fiddle, which could, in the right hands, whip people into a dancing frenzy.

Previous Post Previous Issue 51 December 21, 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. Can you hear what he’s done? 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.

Adam Gussow – Beyond The Crossroads | Book Review

I think I may already have found my blues harmonica album for ! Satan and furious the raging lower-register groove of Kick And Stompdepending on the mood of crossroadsblus song…. Here’s the music video of one cut from the album, ugssow Blues,” that my producer Bryan W. My debut music video, a one-man-band version of “Crossroads Blues” released inhas been remixed, remade, and re-attempted by a few people over the years.