The satan is probably the most charismatic and essential determine within the blues custom. He isn't simply the music's namesake ("the satan's music"), however a shadowy presence who haunts an imagined Mississippi crossroads the place, it's claimed, Delta bluesman Robert Johnson traded away his soul in alternate for extraordinary prowess on the guitar. But, as scholar and musician Adam Gussow argues, there may be rather more to the story of the satan and the blues than these cliched understandings. On this groundbreaking examine, Gussow takes the total measure of the satan's presence. Working from authentic transcriptions of greater than 125 recordings launched through the previous ninety years, Gussow explores the numerous makes use of to which black southern blues folks have put this trouble-sowing, love-wrecking, but additionally empowering determine. The guide culminates with a daring reinterpretation of Johnson's music and a provocative investigation of the way in which during which the residents of Clarksdale, Mississippi, managed to rebrand a industrial hub as "the crossroads" in 1999, claiming Johnson and the satan as their very own.
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