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

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

Author: Stephen Calt
$23.95(AUD)  inc GST
Description

Offering a look into the life of one of the greatest Mississippi bluesmen, this book presents a biography of the late Skip James. It draws on conversations with James himself, and paints a dark and unforgettable portrait of a man untroubled by his own murderous inclinations, and a man who achieved one moment of transcendent greatness in his life.

Reviews
"Less a biography of one blues legend than a biography of Mississippi blues ... Calt's interviews with James just before his death in 1969 imbue this book with a true survivor's voice." -- Publishers Weekly
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General Fields

  • : 9781556527463
  • : Chicago Review Press
  • : Chicago Review Press
  • : September 2008
  • : 215mm X 140mm X 22mm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Stephen Calt
  • : Paperback
  • : 385