In a style that flows as smoothly as the music that forms its core, Flowers ( De Mojo Blues , Dutton, 1986. o.p.) has woven a fable of the South that captures the heart of the blues musician as few others have done before. "Every good man needs a real good woman," sings bluesman Lucas Bodeen at the height of his passion for Melvira Dupree, a conjurer in Sweetwater, Arkansas. But Lucas temporarily loses sight of his need and his love when subjected to the fast life and temptations of Memphis's Beale Street.