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I'd Rather Be the Devil Skip James and the Blues

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ISBN-10: 1556527462

ISBN-13: 9781556527463

Edition: N/A

Authors: Stephen Calt

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Providing a clear look into the life of one of the greatest Mississippi bluesmen, this is the first biography of the late Skip James, perhaps the most creative and idiosyncratic of all blues musicians. His 1931 performances of "Devil Got My Woman," "I'm So Glad," and "22-20 Blues" are masterpieces that transcend the genre. Drawing largely on hundreds of hours of conversations with James himself,nbsp;it paints a dark and unforgettable portrait of a man untroubled by his own murderous inclinations, a man who achieved one moment of transcendent greatness in a life haunted by failure. In doing so, it offers new insights into the nature of the blues, the world in which it thrived, and its fate…    
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Book details

List price: $22.99
Publisher: Chicago Review Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/1/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.85" tall
Weight: 1.012
Language: English

The Blues Singer
The Researcher
The Quarry
Looking Back
The Birth Of The Blues
The Buck Rabbit
The Young Sport
The Bootlegger
The Musician
The Performer
The Devil Woman
The Songwriter
The Murderous Music Cat
Greatness At Grafton
The Convert
Devil Got Religion
The Prodigal Son
The Delta
The Prospectors
The Folk Movement
The Fan
The Sick Man
Air Puddings
The Age of Aquarius
The Impostor
The Barrel Of Crabs
The Funeral
The Burying Ground
The Man Nobody Knew
Transcription: Devil Got My Woman
Subject Index
Song Index