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Beyond the Crossroads: devil blues and more

By kudzurunner

Ninety years' worth of blues recordings (1924-2015) featuring the devil and hell, in chronological order, with a sprinkling of sermons and gospel tunes. This playlist is curated from the appendix to Adam Gussow's "Beyond the Crossroads: The Devil and the Blues Tradition," published by UNC Press.

121 songs

  1. 1.
    Done Sold My Soul to the DevilClara SmithQueen of the Moaners
    2:590:30
  2. 2.
    3:220:30
  3. 3.
    3:010:30
  4. 4.
    3:020:30
  5. 5.
    3:050:30
  6. 6.
    Rough And Tumble BluesMa RaineyMa Rainey Vol. 2 (1924-1925)
    2:540:30
  7. 7.
    Black Diamond Express To Hell - Part 1Rev. A.W. NixRev. A.W. Nix Vol. 1 1927-1928
    2:530:30
  8. 8.
    3:040:30
  9. 9.
    3:040:30
  10. 10.
    Devil In The Lion's DenSam CollinsSam Collins (1927-1931)
    2:430:30
  11. 11.
    2:570:30
  12. 12.
    Hellish RagMa Rainey1923-1928
    3:070:30
  13. 13.
    2:590:30
  14. 14.
    Send Me to the 'Lectric ChairBessie SmithThe Best of Bessie Smith
    3:210:30
  15. 15.
    3:230:30
  16. 16.
    3:170:30
  17. 17.
    3:040:30
  18. 18.
    2:460:30
  19. 19.
    2:450:30
  20. 20.
    2:550:30
  21. 21.
    Is There Harm In Singing The BluesRev. Emmett DickinsonRev. Emmett Dickinson (1929-1930)
    3:080:30
  22. 22.
    3:110:30
  23. 23.
    Another Woman Booked Out And Bound To GoLonnie JohnsonLonnie Johnson Vol. 5 (1929 - 1930)
    3:130:30
  24. 24.
    3:070:30
  25. 25.
    3:200:30
  26. 26.
    3:110:30
  27. 27.
    She's Making Whoopee In Hell TonightLonnie JohnsonHalloween Classics: Hellbent For Halloween
    3:100:30
  28. 28.
    3:010:30
  29. 29.
    3:260:30
  30. 30.
    2:520:30

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