Me and the Devil Blues

The Unreal Life of Robert Johnson


Author: Akira Hiramoto

Publisher: Del Rey

ISBN: 9780345499264

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 539

View: 9508

Reimaginging of the life of blues musician Robert Johnson. Cf. Vol. [1], p. [4] of cover. 1.

Me and the Devil

A Novel


Author: Nick Tosches

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 031621566X

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 5762

A raw and blazing novel by "the single, most brain-searingly dangerous man of letters. Read him at your peril." (Anthony Bourdain) An aging New Yorker, a writer named Nick, feels life ebbing out of him. The world has gone to hell and Nick is so sick of it all that he can't even have a glass of champagne. Then one night he meets a tantalizing young woman who agrees to come back to his apartment. Their encounter is the most strangely extraordinary of his life. Propelled by uncontrollable, primordial desires, he enters a new and unimagined dimension of the forbidden and is filled with a sexual and spiritual ecstasy that is as intense as it is unholy. Suddenly Nick's senses are alive. He feels strong, unconquerable, beyond all inhibition and earthly morality. He indulges in life's pleasures, pure and perverse, sublime and dangerous, from the delicate flavors of the perfect tomato to the fleshy beauty of a woman's thigh. But Nick's desire to sustain his rapture leads him to a madness and a darkness far greater and dreadful than have ever ridden the demon mares of night. Writing in a lineage that includes Dante, William S. Burroughs, Charles Bukowski, Hubert Selby, Jr., and Hunter S. Thompson, Nick Tosches may be America's last real literary outlaw-a fearless, uncensorable seeker of our deepest secret truths and desires, from the basest to the most beautiful. Me and the Devil is outrageous, disturbing, and brilliant, a raw and blazing novel truly unlike any other. Like the man said: Read him at your peril.

Me and the Devil Blues


Author: Walter M. Ellis

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 059514733X

Category: Fiction

Page: 184

View: 9176

In Me and the Devil Blues, Walter Ellis brings us a ghost story, a passionate romance, and a unique look into our musical and historical past. This fast-paced novel, in the tradition of Larry McMurtry and Toni Morrison, combines comedy and pathos with just a touch of the supernatural. Robert Foster is down on his luck. He wants to be a Blues musician, and he wants the beautiful Beatrice White, the prettiest girl in Memphis. Both seem beyond his grasp. Robert is disowned by his supposed father and driven into the Depression-era Mississippi Delta. There he meets the talented, funny, and alcoholic Charlie Patton and the mysterious and evil Matthew Foster. Robert sells his soul to the Devil for Beatrice and for fame but finds neither to be what he expected. There is a surprising twist in the last chapter that will shock the reader into an entirely new dimension. Me and the Devil Blues is a blend of fact and fiction and features several real people as characters including Louis Armstrong, Chester Burnet, "The Howling Wolf," and the cranky and irascible Rice Miller, also known as Sonny Boy Williamson. What does it mean to sell your soul? In an episode, near the center of the novel, Robert dreams that he makes a deal with his real father, the evil Matthew Foster, for the woman that he loves and for the fame that he craves. Robert then achieves fame, makes some popular records, and returns home to Memphis a hero. Beatrice White, who is living with Todd Young, a bootlegger and dope pusher, drops Todd and comes to live with Robert. Only gradually does Robert come to undestand Beatrice's secret, a secret that will drive her to the brink of suicide and him to the brink of madness.

Me and the Devil


Author: Maria Elena Cristiano

Publisher: Delos Digital srl

ISBN: 8825402724

Category: Fiction

Page: 334

View: 7881

Narrativa - romanzo (334 pagine) - Se non fosse l’uomo a proporre al Diavolo la sua anima in cambio di fama, successo e denaro, ma fosse Satana a invaghirsi dell’anima di un mortale, cosa accadrebbe? Me and the Devil trae spunto dalla leggenda che aleggia attorno alla figura di uno dei padri del blues, Robert Johnson, divenuto improvvisamente celebre nella prima metà degli anni Trenta. Il grande chitarrista amava raccontare ai suoi colleghi musicisti di aver ottenuto il dono di suonare così mirabilmente la sua fedele sei corde, grazie a un patto stretto con il Maligno. Il romanzo si ispira a questa macabra storia, per porre un interrogativo diverso: se non fosse l’uomo a proporre al Diavolo la sua anima in cambio di fama, successo e denaro, ma fosse Satana a invaghirsi dell’anima di un mortale, cosa accadrebbe? La trama si svolge fra il Mississippi della fine degli anni ‘30 e le assolate spiagge della California della metà degli anni ‘80. I protagonisti sono quattro musicisti rock di Van Nuys, sobborgo industriale di Los Angeles, alle prese con la difficile e tortuosa ricerca del successo, con il fantasma di Robert Johnson e con Satana in carne e corna. Il carismatico leader della band, un italo americano dalle belle speranze infrante, coinvolgerà, suo malgrado, i suoi compagni di avventure, sbornie e divertimento, in una giostra infernale dove lecito e illecito, bene e male, sesso e amore, si confonderanno in un turbinio di soldi, successo, fama e vizio. La vita dei quattro cavalieri del rock, divenuti improvvisamente idoli dello show business, sarà distrutta e ricostruita dall’oscuro signore che manovra le menti, i pensieri e i cuori dei membri della band... Maria Elena Cristiano nasce a Roma, dove ancora risiede. Laureata in Medicina, è direttrice di un'agenzia di servizi letterari, il Babylon Café. Ha all'attivo due romanzi: L'isola delle bambole (Europa Edizioni, febbraio 2016) e Immortali (Kimerik, gennaio 2012).

Tell the Truth and Shame the Devil - Alan Morris abused me and dozens of my classmates. This is the true story of how we brought him to justice.


Author: David Nolan

Publisher: John Blake Publishing

ISBN: 1784186996

Category: True Crime

Page: 300

View: 7605

Tell the Truth and Shame the Devil tells the inside story of the biggest historic sex abuse case ever mounted by Greater Manchester Police - the investigation into the systematic abuse of boys at St Ambrose College in Hale Barns by chemistry teacher and church deacon Alan Morris.Author David Nolan was one of Morris's victims and was given unprecedented access to detectives investigating the case. Nolan was there every step of the way, not only experiencing the brutal regime of the school in the 1970s, but also seeing every twist and turn of the case unfold at first hand.He's even given the opportunity to confront Morris 35 years on from his abusive reign at the school.Jimmy Savile... Rolf Harris... the Westminster sex abuse conspiracy... newspaper headlines have been crammed with historic abuse cases. But what really goes on inside such an investigation? How do officers deal with the raw emotions of the victims - not to mention their own revulsion at the crimes? Especially when they uncover a darker secret at the school - stories of even more horrific abuse that have remained hidden for decades.David Nolan takes you on a journey inside the dark heart of an historic abuse case - there's never been a real-life crime story like it.

The Last Pirate of New York

A Ghost Ship, a Killer, and the Birth of a Gangster Nation


Author: Rich Cohen

Publisher: Spiegel & Grau

ISBN: 0399589937

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 8708

Was he New York City’s last pirate . . . or its first gangster? This is the true story of the bloodthirsty underworld legend who conquered Manhattan, dock by dock—for fans of Gangs of New York and Boardwalk Empire. “History at its best . . . I highly recommend this remarkable book.”—Douglas Preston, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Lost City of the Monkey God Handsome and charismatic, Albert Hicks had long been known in the dive bars and gin joints of the Five Points, the most dangerous neighborhood in maritime Manhattan. For years, he operated out of the public eye, rambling from crime to crime, working on the water in ships, sleeping in the nickel-a-night flops, drinking in barrooms where rat-baiting and bear-baiting were great entertainments. His criminal career reached its peak in 1860, when he was hired, under an alias, as a hand on an oyster sloop. His plan was to rob the ship and flee, disappearing into the teeming streets of lower Manhattan, as he’d done numerous times before, eventually finding his way back to his nearsighted Irish immigrant wife (who, like him, had been disowned by her family) and their infant son. But the plan went awry—the ship was found listing and unmanned in the foggy straits of Coney Island—and the voyage that was to enrich him instead led to his last desperate flight. Long fascinated by gangster legends, Rich Cohen tells the story of this notorious underworld figure, from his humble origins to the wild, globe-crossing, bacchanalian crime spree that forged his ruthlessness and his reputation, to his ultimate incarnation as a demon who terrorized lower Manhattan, at a time when pirates anchored off 14th Street. Advance praise for The Last Pirate of New York “A remarkable work of scholarship about old New York, combined with a skillfully told, edge-of-your-seat adventure story—I could not put it down.”—Ian Frazier, author of Travels in Siberia “With its wise and erudite storytelling, Rich Cohen’s The Last Pirate of New York takes the reader on an exciting nonfiction narrative journey that transforms a grisly nineteenth-century murder into a shrewd portent of modern life. Totally unique, totally compelling, I enjoyed every page.”—Howard Blum, New York Times bestselling author of Gangland and American Lightning

An Interview with the Devil


Author: Raymond Burt

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 1452513473

Category: Fiction

Page: 210

View: 3092

An Interview with the Devil shares a prophecy. Many of you live in abundance, but in the terror of Satan. It is the time of the Bible, sinners, the devil, and the Lord God thy father. Many of you are the sane and the tired, like the Romans and no better. Many are the crimes of war-torn countries. This is the vital part of you and society and utopia, and many are the signs and the quatrains for you and me. It is the time of the child, the fi ghts, the Hebrews, and liars-the time of woes and the pit hole eight miles down and the Czechoslovakians and the Russians. Many of you are jokers and favourites, and many are the prophecies of the Lord Father, thy Lord. The brokers and the money exchangers and the ASX, with beef and crosses and the part of you and women, are made.

God, The Devil and Me


Author: Thadious Luis Da'vine

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1481707108

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 258

View: 1339

I have written this book that it may be an inspiration to change not only prisoners of the world but our government and all the people of the world that they may consider God’s way and not their own ways to survive in this world. God has given this country the best of all blessings. We have never had a war with another country on our own native soil. We have been blessed with riches and freedom abundantly because we started this country by putting God first in all things. But our government has turned its back on God’s ways and if not corrected, God will surely lay his wrath against this country and many will suffer and many will die if we don’t begin to live the last days according to his word and by his laws which are written in his Holy Bible. I have been inspired by God to write this that millions of souls from Nation to Nation shall be saved. That many may take heed to put on the whole armor of God, to prepare for a spiritual warfare. As all the revelations are coming to past before our very eyes, I hope this will help save our cultures, bring back tradition and ethic norms and values into our American Society. I want to give thanks to God, AAA, NA and my sister, Sandra Wright, for helping and inspiring me to finish this four year task and to continue God’s work to bring the true believers together for God and help break the many cycles that are causing our sociological structure to self destruct. From a child, I was told some day that I would be special or do something for God’s will being the 7th son and the 7th child. They said I was “Holy”. In this book, I will tell you all the good and bad things which I saw in my life time and experiences with the natural and the super natural and the spiritual warfare that exist between life and death and the good and the evil which is real in all our lives today. This book, no matter how hypocritical it may seem, is based on true stories of my own self experiences that it may help some people who’s having the same problems come forth for testimony so the unbelievers will become believers in Christ Jesus and to learn that Satan and his demons are real.

My Daddy The Devil and Me


Author: Debra Ann Brown-Davis

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1477176721

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 216

View: 5457

My Daddy, the Devil, and Me is a harrowing true story that will turn everything you think you know about incest upside down. How can someone you trust and adore brainwash you and turn you into something you are not? Debra Davis thought she was Daddy’s little girl—but, at age 15, Daddy’s little girl become Daddy’s lover and slave. Led by her father into a violent life of crime, she became a prostitute, drug addict, victim of physical abuse, and prison inmate. She nearly murdered her father one night... but she never stopped loving him. This is anything but an ordinary autobiography. For 21 years, Debra Davis kept a dark and dirty secret—and then, at last, she broke free. You’ve never read anything like this book.

American Popular Music: The age of rock


Author: Timothy E. Scheurer

Publisher: Popular Press

ISBN: 9780879724689

Category: Music

Page: 267

View: 1967

Beginning with the emergence of commercial American music in the nineteenth century, Volume 1 includes essays on the major performers, composers, media, and movements that shaped our musical culture before rock and roll. Articles explore the theoretical dimensions of popular music studies; the music of the nineteenth century; and the role of black Americans in the evolution of popular music. Also included—the music of Tin Pan Alley, ragtime, swing, the blues, the influences of W. S. Gilbert and Rodgers and Hammerstein, and changes in lyric writing styles from the nineteenth century to the rock era.

Spotting the Devil Spotting the Devil from Far and Near

Avoiding the Trap of Negative Behavior in Order to Fulfill the Purpose of One's Life


Author: Rev. Bagan Tewa

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465330178

Category: Philosophy

Page: 108

View: 1498

Spotting The Devil/Spotting The Devil From Far and Near. Avoiding The Trap Of Negative Behavior In Order To Fulfill The Purpose Of Ones Life. The word devil in this book is not used in the traditional sense. The word devil conjures up a powerful image of everything that is negative and destructive and it is in this sense that the word is used. We are surrounded by it. In many ways we are consumed by it, yet man is afraid to utter the word, as if by saying the word devil man is somehow admitting that he is accepting of this taboo and is in aggreance with the devil force. This book says that we must and can learn to identify all these negatives as they come at us in order to avoid the dire consequences that come about as a result of our contact with these devils in our society. This book seeks to examine the world in which we live with an analytical approach to why we as the human race make the choices in life that we do. It starts with a simple story about an incident that happens in the authors childhood, with the intention of explaining why the author sees things the way he does and coming to the realization that this was a defining moment in his life, even though he did not know it at the time. This book looks at fear, the fear that is an obstacle to most of us and this fear is something we take for granted, Most of us think that this fear is normal and that there is no way around it. Not true, as the author explains. He goes into the reasons why we must conquer these fears and where most of these fears originate. The author goes on to explain friendship and how we are so easily lulled into different behavior, how easy it is for us to get caught up in the moment and how easily it is to get carried away, usually to our detriment. In using stories from his life experience he takes the reader on a journey and in every step of that journey he unfolds a secret. There is so much that we take for granted and yet so much of this behavior can be prevented if we could only recognize what is coming at us, just like the driver who knows he is about to collide with another car because he sees it coming towards him from the opposite direction. The author looks at popular culture from the inside out and shows us how we are surrounded by so much negativity yet we dont know it because we do not look at society from this angle. We can have a greater appreciation for the images that are fed to us if we see them for what they are, and we can watch and enjoy without becoming consumed by fantasy if we understand the motives behind what is being fed to us. In these times, it is crucial that we learn from the mistakes of the past and we challenge ourselves to be more disciplined and to develop our sense of foresight because we all have the gift. We are born with it, but as we grow we allow societys ills to get the better of us and we just follow rather than lead ourselves into a better life, where we can find the fulfillment that we all seek. This book looks at first, the microcosm, and then the macrocosm, taking a peek at wars and what is the lesson of these wars. The author also looks at religion and mans attitude towards it. Why do we get caught up in imagery and names and not listen to what is truth and what makes sense. We follow, even when two plus two does not make four, we follow blindly and again are led downstream. Finally the author looks at colors that have been in cultures for thousands of years and unravels the associations that many have come to attach to certain colors. This book is an eye opener, written in a simple language that would only serve to enlighten and unravel some of the mysteries that make life so complex. The key is right in front of us. We feel it, therefore we know it, and we are in denial more than we are not. Do we get dressed everyday for the creator, or do we get dressed for ourselves? It is true that man cannot serve two masters, but one can always find th

The History of the Devil

With 350 Illustrations


Author: Paul Carus

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486122891

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 512

View: 1212

This treasury of facts and lore on the philosophy and practice of evil traces the concept of Satan from ancient to modern times. A collection of 350 rare and compelling images illuminate the text.

Run With the Devil or Walk With God


Author: Manjuan De La Pas

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1496952995

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 372

View: 6736

This autobiography is about a characters transition from a curious child, to an evil adolescent into a highly self-secure spiritual man. As a child he loves and is very close to his grandmother, whom although poor, she's always happy, very spiritual and the only real example of anyone being close to God. He loves to sit down with her and listen curiously as she discribes the beauty of heaven, aswell as reads and explaines, the at times grim prophecies of the bible. Still to young to understand, he would remain a confused and bitter unbeliever, due to all the pain and suffering that surrounded him on a daily basis. He's a child growing up in a very tough racially divided community, who never looks for trouble but trouble always finds him. At first he could care less and isn't impressed by the hoods in the fast life. But on the surface, compared to his mother and any hard working individual, it was the hoods that had it all. So by the time he'd become an adolescent, he's tired of being poor, any good he had left in him has faded and he vows to do whatever it takes to get ahead even if he has to kill! In the process he prays to the devil, makes an abundance of money, gains power and attains an unbelievable amount of notoriety. He'd become almost uncontrollable to the point, where he's very aware but dosn't care, that he only has two stops left, life in prison or eternal death in hell! Untill one fateful day when he's made to think about his only son, after a crime he'd commited that could have hurt or even killed an enemies innocent kids and thus began his road to repentance.

The Devil Wears Nada

Satan Exposed


Author: Tripp York

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1608995607

Category: Religion

Page: 164

View: 8344

In this devilishly entertaining book, Tripp York takes it upon himself to find the Prince of Darkness. Provoked by a wager made in one of his religion classes, York explores whether in proving the existence of Satan, we might in turn prove the existence of God. Admitting the idea is not half-bad (and thus, conversely, only half-good), York enlists the aid of numerous ministers, theologians, spiritual warriors, pagans, shamanists, fortune tellers, and Satanists in his fiendish quest to determine the whereabouts of God's first fallen creature. Part memoir and part theological treatise, The Devil Wears Nada is a compelling and humorous account of the strange, bizarre, and (oftentimes) offensive things we think about God, the Devil, and everything in between.



Author: Bill Breig

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1456795899

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 280

View: 1185

This Book may be a one of a kind even about your own life. Or someone you know, “Want to find out”? Read On! Keep in mind as you read the stories in this book they were put on paper by the people in each story, we did not edit much because we want you the reader to see the real person in their true words, and to feel what there are going through, and best of all to see that we are people like you who pulled FREE. WE ARE True Survivors of Drug Abuse, Child Abuse and Rape! JOIN US! Become a Survivor free yourself you’ll, love it. (“We are not Licensed Therapists”.) We are just people who survived to share!!!!!!!!!!!!

My Walk with God


Author: Milta Velez

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 147716667X

Category: Religion

Page: 130

View: 8783

Take my life or change it, Milta Velez declared to a God she had just met. With this statement, she challenged God while standing at the altar with a gun in her purse. She grew up in Manhattan at a time when womens liberation was born. She sought her identity in the nightclubs of New York. With five disastrous relationships, she was following in the footsteps of the Samaritan woman when Jesus touched her and saved her life. Tired and desperate, she surrendered to Jesus. During her walk with God, she struggled with the conversion of being a Christian because she didnt believe in miracles, until the day she decided to put Jesus to the test. Her first granted miracle enabled her to purchase her first home without any credit or collateral. Milta soon discovered that anything is possible in the name of Jesus. And that a dreamer in the hands of God can accomplish great things. Milta sets an example of what one can accomplish when one surrenders their hopelessness to God. Today she owns a travel agency, a restaurant, and the property.

The Devil & Uncle Will


Author: Harold Miles

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1468468855

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 294

View: 3861

Maybe you'll be glad Uncle Will wasn't your best friend, but you will be glad you've read about Uncle Will and his exploits. We're talking about someone whose funeral was attended by people who mostly just wanted to make sure he was dead: Even the preacher couldn't cook up a decent eulogy! Oh, Uncle Will was a character, all right. His specialties: lyin', cheatin', gamblin', drinkin', and good livin'. And, in his own way, lovin'. The Devil and Uncle Will immortalizes many of the unforgettable adventures and stories Harold Miles heard from Uncle Will himself. Written with a special fondness for the old reprobate, The Devil and Uncle Will brings to life an extraordinary character-someone who actually claimed he'd made a pact with the devil. Latter-day Faust, good-ol'-boy gone bad-that's Uncle Will. Harold Miles' style is lively, poignant, captivating. He knew and loved-and often found it hard to love-Uncle Will. Heck, he's kinfolk. But though there's an underlying deep seriousness in The Devil and Uncle Will, it's also an extremely funny book-southern humor at its best. You'll laugh out loud, smile, maybe even shed a tear or two. But, whatever your emotions, you won't want to put this book down!

You and Me and the Devil Makes Three


Author: Aaron Gwyn,Jess Walter,Luis Alberto Urrea

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453264531

Category: Fiction

Page: 32

View: 8186

Three new stories for men, by three of the most ambitious and talented names in fiction A search for an eight-ball of cocaine, turns into a pistol-whipping and executions in Aaron Gwyn’s stunning and disquieting “You and Me and the Devil Makes Three.” Gwyn, who was born in Tulsa and raised on a cattle ranch, is the author of the novel The World Beneath and the story collection Dog on a Cross, about which the Boston Globe wrote, “In Gwyn’s expert hands, nothing, including good or evil, is ever so simple . . . part Flannery O’Connor, part Shirley Jackson, and wholly original—so brilliantly compelling.” This new story is no less shocking and revelatory. In “Young Man Blues,” Luis Alberto Urrea introduces us to Joey, the son of a motorcycle gangster tasked with caring for his mother while his dad serves time in Pelican Bay. Packed with rottweilers and German Lugers, roaring car engines and doughnut girls, this story is as riveting and funny as it is affecting. Urrea, a 2005 Pulitzer Prize finalist for nonfiction and a member of the Latino Literature Hall of Fame, is the author of The Hummingbird’s Daughter, which was twenty years in the making and named a book of the year by numerous publications. His most recent novel, Queen of America, is a New York Times “editor’s choice” selection for 2011. Jess Walter’s “Big Man” depicts middle-aged men trying to relive their glory days in their local recreational basketball league. Beer bellies, ex-wives, and middle age come together in a hilarious and absurd riff on mortality that is vintage Walter. Walter’s novels include The Zero, a finalist for the National Book Award, and The Financial Lives of the Poets, which Time called “the funniest way-we-live-now book of the year.” He most recently published Beautiful Ruins, which Richard Russo describes as “an absolute masterpiece.” Esquire's Fiction for Men is a new ebook series whose mission is to publish the type of original short stories men love to read—plot-driven, immediate, essential, and impossible to put down.