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Author Gussow, Adam,
Title Beyond the crossroads : the devil & the blues tradition / Adam Gussow.
Imprint Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2017]

Author Gussow, Adam,
Series New directions in southern studies
New directions in southern studies.
Subject Johnson, Robert, 1911-1938.
Blues (Music) -- Southern States -- History and criticism.
Blues (Music) -- Religious aspects.
Devil in music.
Description 1 online resource (404 pages) : illustrations, maps
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Heaven and hell parties: Southern religion and the devil's music -- Sold it to the devil: the great migration, lost generations, and the perils of the urban dance hall -- I'm going to marry the devil's daughter: blues tricksters signifying on Jim Crow -- The devil's gonna get you: blues romance and the paradoxes of black freedom -- Selling it at the crossroads: the lives and legacies of Robert Johnson -- Playing for the haints: Ike's protege and crossroads folklore -- I got a big white fella from Memphis made a deal with me: black men, white boys, and the anxieties of blues postmodernity in Walter Hill's crossroads -- Local and private legislation: branding the crossroads in Clarksdale, Mississippi.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (JSTOR, viewed March 7, 2018).
ISBN 146963368X (electronic bk.)
9781469633688 (electronic bk.)
9781469633671 (electronic bk.)
1469633671 (electronic bk.)
9781469633657 (cloth ; alk. paper)
1469633655 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9781469633664 (paperback ; alk. paper)
1469633663 (paperback ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 1003202184
Additional Format Print version: Gussow, Adam. Beyond the crossroads. Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2017] 9781469633657 (DLC) 2017002264 (OCoLC)972200745

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