Beyond the Crossroads: The Devil and the Blues Tradition by Adam Gussow

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Beyond the Crossroads: The Devil and the Blues Tradition by Adam Gussow Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press (2017). Paperback. Signed. As new in dust jacket. 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...

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