By Dave Thompson
Permeating the shadows and the darkness of the bayou is a global all its personal that stretches from Houston, Texas, to cellular, Alabama. This research of marsh track leaves New Orleans to find mystery legends and brilliant mythology within the surrounding wasteland. the folk and the cultures that experience referred to as the bayou home similar to Bob Dylan, Jerry Reed, Nick Cave, Bo Didley, and a one-armed Cajun backwoodsman and gator hunter named Amos Moses are unearthed not just via their very own phrases and lives but in addition via a learn in their song and interviews with viewers to and citizens from the sector. The interviews with Jerry Reed and Bo Didley, who either died in 2008, are one of the final, emphasizing the book’s value as a section of cultural renovation. half social heritage, half epic travelogue, and in part a lament for the way of lifestyles that has now all yet disappeared, this can be the gripping tale of yank music’s forgotten childhood and the parentage it slightly even knows.
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But not tonight. Tonight, we were looking for the blues, and was it instinct or simply good earsight that washed us into a bar on Bayou Drive, just in time to see Baron Samedi turn in our direction? What did he see? A Brit and a northerner, blond and brunette, I’m Dave and this is Amy, and hey, how do you do? The universal language of the fresh-into-town first timers. What did we see? A voodoo spirit. Well, to be brutally truthful, and at the risk of spoiling what could have been an amusing anecdote, we saw a man dressed as a voodoo spirit.
Now, if there was anything he liked more than making trouble, it was making love, so he makes a move on the woman, but she moves away. So he keeps on moving on her, and she keeps on moving away, until finally he lunges at her — and she vanishes with a flash of fire, and, for the first time, he sees what she’d been doing in the clearing in the first place. Lighting a fire, arranging the bones . . he’d disturbed her at her work, and she cursed him to be disturbed forever. ” And who was that woman?
Another bluesman, Son House, often spoke of his first encounters with the young Johnson, describing him as a scrawny kid who tried so hard to copy Son’s technique, but could never quite get it right. And then the boy vanished off the face of the earth — and when he came back, he was the greatest bluesman of all. The most legendary, too — a consequence of a short life, a shattering ability, and the sheer immediacy of the legends that have grown up around him. He sold his soul to the devil, they say, and the devil always takes what is his.
Bayou Underground: Tracing the Mythical Roots of American Popular Music by Dave Thompson