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.

Author: Barg Moogulkree
Country: Guatemala
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Travel
Published (Last): 19 September 2006
Pages: 357
PDF File Size: 12.15 Mb
ePub File Size: 14.64 Mb
ISBN: 904-2-90364-678-8
Downloads: 94572
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Brakazahn

Can you hear what he’s done? 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 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. Just me in the studio–and of course, hamming it up on location, as people do when they make music videos: Cantrella song he once recorded with Mr.

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. He’s changed up the harp; instead of playing crodsroads in second position cross harphe’s moved to third position, giving it a minor feel: But the devil image also enabled the musicians to boast of their own power, sexuality, and freedom in a way that escaped notice.

The second is for all gussoq customers Canada, Mexico, UK, Europe, and all other international addresses.


Kick and Stomp: a solo album by Adam Gussow

The focus then shifted to the guitar players once that instrument began to gain prominence. The author provides guidance for determining meaning beyond the superficial layer songs may present at first hearing.

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.

Adam Gussow — Beyond The Crossroads. 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.

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. The pastors turned to fire and brimstone, calling out the devil lurking in blues music, hoping to save souls and their financial future. After a thirty-five year career as a blues performer, including more than two decades with the W. It would be fair to say that I was scared by how quickly he was moving on the song!

Adam Gussow – Beyond The Crossroads | Book Review

The two have been playing together since the mids…. I think I may already have found my blues harmonica album for ! 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. I’ve posted the original below, followed by a few of those videos.


Hakan has gone on to become one of the most creative and prolific blues harmonica video creators on YouTube.

Liner notes included in the big zip crossroaads Only a handful of players on the contemporary blues harp scene have developed an immediately recognizable voice on the instrument. Here’s the music video of one cut from the album, “Crossroads Blues,” that my producer Bryan W.

Adam Gussow’s “Crossroads” for harmonica: themes and variations

It’s scary how quickly and far ideas travel in cyberspace!: Ward and I shot in the Mississippi Delta. Also included are extensive Notes and Bibliography sections plus eight pages in chronological order listing blues songs with a devil theme.

It’s been a long time in coming! Here’s what Roger Gatchet of Living Blues had to say in his review of the album: 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.

But Hakan didn’t stop there. Kick and Stomp showcases Gussow in an unexpected but logical setting: Satan and furious the raging lower-register groove of Kick And Stompdepending on the mood of each song…. Here’s a live version from a solo concert I did in San Jose, California in