Best Read [Adam Gussow] ½ Mister Satan's Apprentice: A Blues Memoir || [Contemporary Book] PDF ✓
Jul 20, 2019 - 13:49 PM By Adam Gussow

A raw, heartfelt memoir of an unlikely collaboration between an earnest young harmonica player and a charismatic, streetwise Harlem musician Adam Gussow, shattered by failed love at twenty seven, dedicated himself to blues music in an act of creative desperation When he met Nat Riddles harmonica man for all occasions , he got what he was longing for initiatioA raw, heartfelt memoir of an unlikely collaboration between an earnest young harmonica player and a charismatic, streetwise Harlem musician Adam Gussow, shattered by failed love at twenty seven, dedicated himself to blues music in an act of creative desperation When he met Nat Riddles harmonica man for all occasions , he got what he was longing for initiation into the New York harp playing demimonde and a headlong plunge into a Dionysian lifestyle that ended when Riddles near murder and flight compelled Adam to find a different mentor Mister Satan was that man Born Sterling Magee in Mississippi, Satan played guitar and various percussion instruments simultaneously, ferociously He was also a soapbox preacher and environmental philosopher, an African American genius of Shakespearean immensity Defying cultural and generational divides, Adam and Mister Satan become fellow street musicians, would be racial redeemers, and, eventually, an acclaimed performing duo This is their remarkable story at once the author s own coming of age and his account of the vicissitudes and tenacity of a friendship realized through a shared love of the blues.
  • Title: Mister Satan's Apprentice: A Blues Memoir
  • Author: Adam Gussow
  • ISBN: 9780679450221
  • Page: 329
  • Format: Hardcover

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Jill Jul 20, 2019 - 13:49 PM
Satan and Adam used to play in a bar where I worked, in Philadelphia, in a past life. They were easily one of the most exciting and unusual acts ever to blow through that seedy roadhoused one of my favorites to date. Once I found out Adam was pursuing a PhD in literature on the side, I developed a full-blown crush. To my immense delight, we exchanged a few emails, mostly regarding African American literaturebut I knew he was wayyy out of my league. A few years after I quit working at that partic [...]
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Diann Blakely Jul 20, 2019 - 13:49 PM
Winner of the 1999 Keeping the Blues Alive Award for Literature, an honor bestowed annually by the Blues Foundation, Gussow's memoir placed him among renowned figures such as playwright August Wilson. In fact, Gussow teaches Wilson’s work in his course on blues literature--formerly at the New School in Manhattan, now at Ole Miss--and this triple-threat memoirist, streetside harp meister, and professor is currently assembling an anthology of blues poetry that will include such luminaries as Ish [...]
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Dave Jul 20, 2019 - 13:49 PM
That British movie they made about the street musician? Not as good as this book, and I loved it. Read _Mr. Satan's Apprentice_ and enjoy; Mr. Gussow knows how to tell a story. I almost ran ought and bought a harmonica so I could play along to the passage wherein he describes learning Coltrane licks off the radio while driving on the expressway.
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Mister Satan's Apprentice: A Blues Memoir By Adam Gussow A raw, heartfelt memoir of an unlikely collaboration between an earnest young harmonica player and a charismatic, streetwise Harlem musician Adam Gussow, shattered by failed love at twenty seven, dedicated himself to blues music in an act of creative desperation When he met Nat Riddles harmonica man for all occasions , he got what he was longing for initiatioA raw, heartfelt memoir of an unlikely collaboration between an earnest young harmonica player and a charismatic, streetwise Harlem musician Adam Gussow, shattered by failed love at twenty seven, dedicated himself to blues music in an act of creative desperation When he met Nat Riddles harmonica man for all occasions , he got what he was longing for initiation into the New York harp playing demimonde and a headlong plunge into a Dionysian lifestyle that ended when Riddles near murder and flight compelled Adam to find a different mentor Mister Satan was that man Born Sterling Magee in Mississippi, Satan played guitar and various percussion instruments simultaneously, ferociously He was also a soapbox preacher and environmental philosopher, an African American genius of Shakespearean immensity Defying cultural and generational divides, Adam and Mister Satan become fellow street musicians, would be racial redeemers, and, eventually, an acclaimed performing duo This is their remarkable story at once the author s own coming of age and his account of the vicissitudes and tenacity of a friendship realized through a shared love of the blues.

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