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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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. The two have been playing together since the mids…. Cantrella song he once recorded with Mr. Only a guseow of players on the contemporary blues harp scene have developed an immediately recognizable voice on the instrument.

It’s scary how quickly and far ideas travel in cyberspace!: Adam Gussow — Beyond The Crossroads. Can you hear what he’s done? Listeners are left to guess which form of the devil she is referring to — or perhaps the devil figure represents an over-riding bluse of despair.

Here’s what Roger Gatchet of Living Blues had to say in his review of the album: Liner notes included in the big zip file!

Adam Gussow – Beyond The Crossroads | Book Review

Gussow for attempting to get us out of our blues comfort zones, and for providing readers with well-researched concepts that invite boues to do more than just listen to the music.

If you know of any more, or if you’ve created such a video yourself, please contact me asgussow aol. Previous Post Previous Issue 51 December 21, But Hakan didn’t stop there. Kick and Stomp MP3. Finally, he looks at the successful branding of the Crossroads theme by the city of Clarksdale in a concerted effort to gusskw the area as the center of blues tourism in the Mississippi Delta region.


Just me in the studio–and of course, hamming it up on location, as people do when they make music videos: One month later he uploaded the following version. After a thirty-five year career as a blues performer, including more than two decades with the W.

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 pastors turned to fire and brimstone, calling bllues the devil lurking in blues music, hoping to save souls and their financial future. Those fruitful years serving as Mr. Please follow and like us: 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.

Also included are extensive Notes and Bibliography sections plus eight pages in chronological order listing blues songs with a devil theme. To purchase as a download on Amazon, click the following icon: To purchase a CD which I ship to you in real timeplease hit one of the following links.

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 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 – Blues Blast Magazine

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. But the devil image also enabled the musicians to boast of their own power, sexuality, and freedom in a way that escaped notice. I’ll always be thankful to Hakan for that. AG books Mister Satan’s Apprentice. The second is for all other customers Canada, Mexico, UK, Europe, and all other international addresses.


Here’s the music video of one cut from the album, “Crossroads Blues,” that my producer Bryan W. He’s changed up the harp; instead of playing it in second position cross harphe’s moved to third position, giving it a minor feel: The author provides guidance for determining meaning beyond the superficial layer songs may present at first hearing. It’s been a long time in coming! I’ve posted the original below, followed by a few of those videos.

AG books Mister Satan’s Apprentice. Within two weeks, in mid-Junea fine Swedish player named Hakan Ehn had uploaded the following. Ward and I shot in the Mississippi Delta.

Here’s a live version from a solo concert I did in San Jose, California in They spent years busking on a street corner in Harlem, eventually releasing two albums on the Flying Fish label glues taking their music to stages throughout the world. Early attempts were made to counteract the fiddle, which could, in the right hands, whip people into a dancing frenzy. Details Add To Basket.

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 ugssow comes along…once in b,ues generation.

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.

Hakan has gone on to become one of the most creative and prolific blues harmonica video creators on YouTube. The focus then shifted to the guitar players once that instrument began to gain prominence.