Robert Johnson
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1911-05-08
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Robert Johnson

Robert Johnson Biography (Wikipedia)

Robert Leroy Johnson (May 8, 1911 – August 16, 1938) was an American blues singer-songwriter and musician. His landmark recordings in 1936 and 1937 display a combination of singing, guitar skills, and songwriting talent that has influenced later generations of musicians. Johnson's shadowy and poorly documented life and death at age 27 have given rise to much legend. One Faustian myth says that he sold his soul to the devil at a local crossroads of Mississippi highways to achieve success. As an itinerant performer who played mostly on street corners, in juke joints, and at Saturday night dances, Johnson had little commercial success or public recognition in his lifetime.

After the reissue of his recordings in 1961, on the LP King of the Delta Blues Singers, his work reached a wider national audience. Johnson is now recognized as a master of the blues, particularly of the Mississippi Delta blues style. He is credited by many rock musicians as an important influence; the blues and rock musician Eric Clapton has called Johnson "the most important blues singer that ever lived."

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Preaching Blues (Up Jumped The Devil)
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Preaching Blues (Up Jumped The Devil)
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Sweet Home Chicago
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Sweet Home Chicago
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PHONOGRAPH BLUES
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PHONOGRAPH BLUES
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Love In Vain
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Love In Vain
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Come On In My Kitchen
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Come On In My Kitchen
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Me And The Devil
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Me And The Devil
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Hellhound On My Trail
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Hellhound On My Trail
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Brigg Fair
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Brigg Fair
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Kindhearted Woman Blues
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Kindhearted Woman Blues
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Me and The Devil Blues
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Me and The Devil Blues
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Traveling Riverside Blues
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Traveling Riverside Blues
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Little Queen Of Spades
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Little Queen Of Spades
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Walking Blues
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Walking Blues
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They're Red Hot
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They're Red Hot
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Ramblin' On My Mind
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Ramblin' On My Mind
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