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

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Skip James (1902-1969) was perhaps the most creative and idiosyncratic of all blues musicians. Drawing on hundreds of hours of conversations with James himself, Stephen Calt here 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. And in doing so, Calt offers new insights into the nature of the blues, the world in which it thrived, and its fate when that world vanished.

About the Author

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 died in October 2010.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781556527463
Author:
Calt, Stephen
Publisher:
Chicago Review Press
Subject:
Blues
Subject:
Composers & Musicians - Rhythm & Blues
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Blues
Subject:
Blues musicians -- United States.
Subject:
James, Skip
Subject:
Composers & Musicians - General
Subject:
Biography-Composers and Musicians
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20080431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
8.48x5.52x.85 in. 1.01 lbs.

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