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Satan and Adam, a blues duo consisting of Sterling Magee, known by his stage name "Mister Satan" (born 1936), and Adam Gussow (born 1958; New York City, New York).
Satan and Adam, a blues duo consisting of Sterling Magee, known by his stage name "Mister Satan" (born 1936), and Adam Gussow (born 1958; New York City, New York), were a fixture on Harlem's sidewalks in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Magee sings in a style that fuses blues with elements of soul and rap, plays electric guitar with withering intensity, and uses both feet to stomp out polyrhythms on a homemade percussion setup that includes hi-hat cymbals topped with tambourines and maracas.
Mister Satan's Apprentice. has been added to your Cart. Adam Gussow is the author of Seems Like Murder Here: Southern Violence and the Blues Tradition and Journeyman’s Road: Modern Blues Lives from Faulkner’s Mississippi to Post-9/11 New York. Associate professor of English and southern studies at the University of Mississippi, he continues to tour with Sterling Mr. Satan Magee.
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Mister Satan s Apprentice is the history of one of music s most fascinating collaborations, between Adam Gussow, a young graduate school dropout and harmonica player, and Sterling Mr. Satan Magee, a guitarist an. . Satan Magee, a guitarist and underground blues legend who had originally made his name as Five Fingers Magee Paying his dues. Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 13 years ago. It is an amazing thing when an artist (in this case, Gussow, a writer/blues harp player) can somehow manage to make their mark despite all the confusion and hard knocks life throws at them- and they sometimes throw at themselves.
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A fascinating and, indeed, almost unique contemporary American memoir. The story Gussow tells - wonderfully complicated by questions of race and class, innocence and experience, sorrow and joy - is simply unforgettable. -Arnold Rampersad, author of Jackie Robinson "Mister Satan's Apprentice tells of playing the harp through some rough, sad days; but it does so with upbeat enthusiasm.
Mister Satan's Apprentice: A Blues Memoir (Unabridged). Publisher Description. How did an interracial blues duo fare on the streets of New York during a turbulent, fractious time marked by racially-motivated murders in Howard Beach, Bensonhurst, and Crown Heights? And how did that unlikely pair, as "Satan and Adam", conquer the American blues world, beginning with a cameo appearance in U2's Rattle and Hum (1988) and continuing through their W. C. Handy Award-nominated 1991 debut, Harlem Blues? GENRE. Biographies & Memoirs.
Gussow renders Mister Satan as a volatile but lovable character who owes more to the Satan of Milton than of the Bible
Gussow renders Mister Satan as a volatile but lovable character who owes more to the Satan of Milton than of the Bible. Gussow's Satan is a gnostic prophet who frequently predicts the end of the world, only to be forced to concede that he's wrong. Gussow learns to take the more peculiar aspects of Mister Satan's personality in stride and becomes a stronger, more tolerant person in the progress. A fun behind-the-scenes look at the formation of an interracial blues duo during racially troubled times in New York City. White blues musician Gussow meets Sterling Magee, . Mister Satan, while on the rebound from a failed relationship.
Jordan, Miles (1999) Books: "Mister Satan's Apprentice: A Blues Memoir," by Adam Gussow. In: JazzTimes: America's Jazz Magazine, Vol. 29, No. 5, pp. 77. View it in the Music Periodicals Database. Drag and drop files here.
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