Adam Gussow, “Crossroads Blues” (2010)

  MORE MUSIC FROM ADAM GUSSOW Adam Gussow (Ph.D., Princeton) is an associate professor of English and Southern Studies. A member of the University of Mississippi faculty since 2002, he teaches courses in American and African American literature, the blues tradition, southern autobiography, and race in American culture….. In addition to his academic credentials, Gussow…

Janis Joplin – Kozmic blues -live 1970

Janis Lyn Joplin (January 19, 1943 – October 4, 1970) was an American singer-songwriter who first rose to fame in the late 1960s as the lead singer of the psychedelic-acid rock band Big Brother and the Holding Company, and later as a solo artist with her own backing groups, The Kozmic Blues Band and The…

Muddy Waters plays “Manish Boy”

In this clip from a 1971 performance, Muddy Waters and his band perform “Manish Boy.” From the DVD “Muddy Waters In Concert 1971” produced by TopCat Records. McKinley Morganfield (April 4, 1913– April 30, 1983), better known by his stage name Muddy Waters, was an American blues musician. He is considered the “father of modern…

SRV Wings

Stevie Ray Vaughan – Little Wing – Live 07/20/83

“Little Wing” is a song written by Jimi Hendrix and recorded by the Jimi Hendrix… The origins of “Little Wing” have been traced back to the 1966 recording of “(My Girl) She’s a Fox”, an R&B song which features Hendrix playing Curtis Mayfield-influenced guitar accompaniment. He developed the song while performing in New York City’s…

Buddy Guy – Sweet Home Chicago

Buddy Guy is one of the most celebrated blues guitarists of his generation (and arguably the most celebrated), possessing a sound and style that embodied the traditions of classic Chicago blues while also embracing the fire and flash of rock & roll. Guy spent much of his career as a well-regarded journeymen, cited as a…

Ray Charles – Hit the Road Jack – 1996

Ray Charles – Hit the Road Jack on Saturday Live 1996 … Ray Charles and sometimes referred to as “The Genius”. He was a pioneer in the genre of soul music during the 1950s by fusing rhythm and blues, gospel, and blues styles into early performances recorded by Atlantic Records. He also helped racially integrate…