In this short, we go looking for the devil, and find ourselves tangled in a web of details surrounding one of the most haunting figures in music—a legendary guitarist whose shadowy life spawned a legend so powerful, it’s still being repeated…even by fans who don’t believe a word of it.
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Jodie Foster explains what it was like to direct Mel Gibson in the new film The Beaver: "There’s a little madness in there," she tells Kurt Andersen. Pop star Suzanne Vega creates a song cycle based on the life of the novelist Carson McCullers. And from the floodwaters of the Mississippi, great music rises.
in a small Mississippi town made a huge impact on local and federal laws. And this tragedy also changed the music scene, especially in Chicago. For WBEZ, Ron Brown brings us the history.
Blues legend Chester Burnett, also known as Howlin’ Wolf, cut one of his most haunting records at Chess Studios in Chicago in 1956.
It’s called The Natchez Burning and it’s a classic piece of mournful blues music. But it’s also a true story…
Like any great blues singer, Cray makes heartache and dysfunction sound engaging and relatable. The three new songs here execute the deftest possible blend of emotional misery and instrumental majesty â just the way the blues ought to be.