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I'd Rather be the Devil free pdf 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, 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 when that world vanished.

About Stephen Calt

Stephen Calt is the author of King of the Delta Blues: The Life and Music of Charlie Patton and the coauthor of R. Crumb's Heroes of Blues, Jazz and Country. He lives in Fresh Meadows, New York.

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Author : Stephen Calt
Publisher : Chicago Review Press
Data Published : 01 September 2008
ISBN : 1556527462
EAN : 9781556527463
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 385 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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