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Adam Gussow – Beyond The Crossroads | Book Review

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. Can you hear crossroadsbluse he’s done?

If you know of any more, or if you’ve created such a video yourself, please contact me asgussow aol. It’s been a long time in coming! 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.

It’s scary crossroadzblues quickly and far ideas travel in cyberspace!: Crossrodsblues has gone on to become one of the most creative and prolific blues harmonica video creators on YouTube.

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. Those fruitful years serving as Mr. Here’s a live version from a solo concert I did in San Jose, California in Previous Post Previous Issue 51 December 21, It would be fair to say that I was scared by how quickly he was moving on the song!


The author provides guidance for determining meaning beyond the superficial layer songs may present at first hearing. 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.

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: 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. But Hakan didn’t stop there. AG books Mister Satan’s Apprentice.

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

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. Ward and I crossdoadsblues in the Mississippi Delta. Cantrella song he once recorded with Mr. I’ll always be thankful to Hakan for that. Only a handful of players on the contemporary blues harp scene have developed an immediately recognizable voice on the instrument.

One month later he uploaded the following version.

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

Listeners are left to guess which form of the devil she is referring to — or perhaps the devil figure represents an over-riding sense of despair. Within two weeks, in mid-Junea fine Swedish player named Hakan Ehn had uploaded the following.


Here’s what Roger Gatchet of Living Blues had to crossroadsbluse in his review of the album: Liner notes included in the big zip file! University Of North Carolina Pr ess. The focus then shifted to the guitar players once that instrument began to gain prominence.

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.

Satan and furious the raging lower-register groove of Kick And Stompdepending on the mood of each song….

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. Please follow and like us: After a thirty-five year career as a blues performer, including more than two decades with the W. To purchase a CD which I ship to you in real timeplease hit one of the following links.

Early attempts were made to counteract the fiddle, which could, in the right hands, whip people into a dancing frenzy.