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eBook Mister Satan's Apprentice: A Blues Memoir ePub

by Adam Gussow

  • ISBN: 0816667756
  • Category: Music
  • Subcategory: Photo and Art
  • Author: Adam Gussow
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Univ Of Minnesota Press (November 11, 2009)
  • Pages: 408
  • ePub book: 1199 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1985 kb
  • Other: lrf mobi lit txt
  • Rating: 4.5
  • Votes: 602

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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 Satan Magee, a guitarist and underground blues legend who had originally made his name as Five Fingers Magee Paying his dues.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.

Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Mister Satan's Apprentice : A Blues Memoir by Adam . A fascinating and, indeed, almost unique contemporary American memoir

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.

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 and underground blues legend who had originally made his name as “Five Fingers Magee.”

Comments

Gholbithris Gholbithris
When a literature professor (Gussow was still working on his PhD when he wrote the book) hits the streets busking with an experienced bluesman, really interesting stuff happens on the page. A hard one to put down, in part because Gussow reminded me a bit of myself when I was younger, particularly in the area of romantic relationships. After literally being at his side through the book as he makes mistake after mistake in that department, I was very happy to learn that he'd learned ... and has now been happily married for more than a decade. Whatever sort of blues fan you may be (or music fan of any type), you'll love going along for the ride!
Laizel Laizel
While he is a great harp player, and his videos on youtube are really good instruction, this book left me wanting. It didn't pull me in like I expected. His writing is dry.
Grosho Grosho
Phenomenal book about a bluesman's journey, including mention of and stories of many others. I feel inspired every time I pick it up to keep on harpoonin'. I highly recommend Adam Gussow's book and music!! The book is very interesting and funny. If you love harp music and blues, this book will wet your appetite for more.
Happy reading!!
Exellent Exellent
The story of Sterling Magee and Adam was very well portrayed and included their adventures and troubles, but these events may not of been as meaningful without the background and environment in which they took place. Who could imagine a "white boy" surviving Harlem, and making great music to boot.

This is an intriguing read even if you are not into music and the blues. EW Wood
Kuve Kuve
I'm enjoying the hell out of Adam's story.
Dianalmeena Dianalmeena
I loved the way Adam describes what he feels when he plays the harp. His interactions with all the people in his life shows a caring and very real and caring person who is a very talented writer. I would recommend this book to anyone who has a dream of playing music or is interested in the evolution of a musician. I gave it five stars because its captivating and real.
Quashant Quashant
Tension and release. Tension…then release. The basic principle of songwriting and of story telling. Tension and then release.

Much like his harmonica playing, Gussow deftly weavers in and out, skipping's to some parts of his life, back and forth through the highs and lows of a immensely skilled performing musician. Tension and release.

Adam conveys is angst so clearly when he writes about the complicated loves of his life - including the women he slept with and the mentors he worshiped. Tension and release.

I read this book, over and over again, has an envious bystander. Adam Gussow, with three Ivy League degrees from schools I could never have attended to the blues life he lived with skills I'll never attain, this book was inspirational, educational and proof once again that no one can predict where life will take you but if you follow your heart and work your ass off you may be surprised by where you eventually land.
I received the audio book as a gift and I highly recommend the audio version! A story about a young man being accepted into the blues culture to learn from genuine masters, including a bigger than life man called Mr. Satan. Gussow takes us on a journey of the people he meets, learns from and loves as he grows into a blues harmonica master himself. Adam narrates this audio book and, as its author, he is able to use the dialect and inflections of these real life people to make them come to life. As an audio book he was able to include numerous audio clips of the music he and his masters played as well as a recording of Mr. Satan going on about his view of life & religion. He has captured the complexity of what seems to be everyday folks as well as his personal journey through relationships with the women in his life. Five stars for the audio book version!