Library Ed. Recorded Books 2003
CS ISBN $48.00 Six cassettes
In the Mississippi Delta locals would gather in “juke joints” to listen to traveling blues players like the now legendary Robert Johnson. As the story goes, Johnson traded his soul to the devil just so he could be the best. Then he died a very strange death. Current legend claims there are priceless Robert Johnson original and unissued recordings hidden in the Delta. A group of profiteering scoundrels battles Nick Travis, Tulane University blues historian, for this musical treasure. Ace Atkins blends a contemporary mystery and the intrigue surrounding Johnson’s death. Best of all, Tom Stechschulte blends his many vocal skills to paint a vivid word picture of people and places. His phrasing, tone, and tempo completely embody those of the characters. Wonderful writing and a beautiful narration create a true tribute to the music, history, and engaging characters of the Mississippi Delta. T.J.M. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/MAY 04]
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