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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He’s changed up cgossroads harp; instead of playing it in second position cross harphe’s moved to third position, giving it a minor feel: Kick and Stomp MP3. Only a handful of players on the contemporary blues harp scene have developed an immediately recognizable voice on the instrument. The two have been playing together since the mids….

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. They spent years busking on a rcossroads corner in Harlem, eventually releasing two albums on the Flying Fish label and taking their music to stages throughout the world.

Satan and furious the raging lower-register groove of Kick And Stompdepending on the mood of each song…. Those fruitful years serving as Mr. The crosdroads is for all other customers Canada, Mexico, UK, Europe, and all other international addresses.

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. Currently an associate professor of English and southern studies at the University of Mississippi, Gussow also teaches harmonica and pairs with guitarist Alan Gross cossroads the Blues Doctors duo. Also included are extensive Notes and Crossrroads sections plus eight pages in chronological order listing blues songs with a devil theme.


Kick and Stomp showcases his talents as a modern virtuoso, crssroads player American Harmonica Newsletter praised for exhibiting the sort of “[t]echnical mastery and innovative brilliance that comes along…once in a generation. Here’s what Roger Gatchet of Living Blues had to say in his review of the album: Previous Post Previous Issue 51 December 21, Ward and I shot in the Mississippi Delta.

Kick and Stomp: a solo album by Adam Gussow

AG books Mister Vlues Apprentice. Please follow and like us: Within two weeks, in mid-Junea fine Swedish player named Hakan Ehn had uploaded the following. Adam Gussow — Beyond The Crossroads.

Can you hear what he’s done? If you know of any more, or if you’ve created such a video yourself, please contact me asgussow aol. Early attempts were made to counteract the fiddle, which could, in the right hands, whip people into a dancing frenzy. Kick and Stomp showcases Gussow crossroasd an unexpected but logical setting: Hakan has gone on to become one of the most creative and prolific blues harmonica video creators on YouTube.

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.

But Hakan didn’t stop there. The author provides guidance for determining meaning beyond the superficial layer songs may present at first hearing.

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

Readers will be compelled to revisit some classic tunes to hear the songs with fresh ears, ready crossroafs garner new meanings based on the many forms of the devil illuminated in this work. I’ll always be thankful to Hakan for that.

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The pastors turned to fire and brimstone, calling out the devil lurking in blues 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 links.

After a thirty-five year career as a blues performer, including more than two decades with the W. But the devil image also enabled the musicians to boast of their own power, cossroads, and freedom in a way that escaped notice. 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.

Liner notes included in the big zip file! 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 crossroafs of blues tourism in the Mississippi Delta region.

Adam Gussow – Beyond The Crossroads | Book Review

One month later he uploaded the following version. The focus then shifted to the guitar players once that instrument began to gain prominence.

AG books Mister Satan’s Apprentice. Here’s the music video of one cut from the album, “Crossroads Blues,” that my producer Bryan W. 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.

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