The Resource Beyond the crossroads : the devil & the blues tradition, Adam Gussow, (ebook)

Beyond the crossroads : the devil & the blues tradition, Adam Gussow, (ebook)

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Beyond the crossroads : the devil & the blues tradition
Title
Beyond the crossroads
Title remainder
the devil & the blues tradition
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Adam Gussow
Title variation
Beyond the crossroads
Title variation remainder
the devil and the blues tradition
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eng
Summary
The devil is the most charismatic and important figure in the blues tradition. He's not just the music's namesake ("the devil's music"), but a shadowy presence who haunts an imagined Mississippi crossroads where, it is claimed, Delta bluesman Robert Johnson traded away his soul in exchange for extraordinary prowess on the guitar. Yet, as scholar and musician Adam Gussow argues, there is much more to the story of the devil and the blues than these cliched understandings. In this groundbreaking study, Gussow takes the full measure of the devil's presence. Working from original transcriptions of more than 125 recordings released during the past ninety years, Gussow explores the varied uses to which black southern blues people have put this trouble-sowing, love-wrecking, but also empowering figure. The book culminates with a bold reinterpretation of Johnson's music and a provocative investigation of the way in which the citizens of Clarksdale, Mississippi, managed to rebrand a commercial hub as "the crossroads" in 1999, claiming Johnson and the devil as their own
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Midwest
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Gussow, Adam
Dewey number
781.6430976
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no index present
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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New directions in southern studies
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  • Johnson, Robert
  • Blues (Music)
  • Blues (Music)
  • Devil in music
  • Electronic books
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adult
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Beyond the crossroads : the devil & the blues tradition, Adam Gussow, (ebook)
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text
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unknown
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1 online resource
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781469633671
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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MWT12045410
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remote
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12045410
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MWT12045410
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Beyond the crossroads : the devil & the blues tradition, Adam Gussow, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781469633671
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12045410
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12045410
System control number
MWT12045410
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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