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Definitions

  1. Robert Johnson is a mysterious figure in the realm of Mississippi Delta blues musicians.
  2. Robert Johnson is a studio artist who shows regularly at Blue Spiral 1 (NC) and Somerhill Gallery (NC).
  3. Robert Johnson was buried in a wooden coffin that was furnished by the county.
  4. Robert Johnson was a small man, small boned.
  5. Robert Johnson was protective about his style of playing music and was acutely aware of overly watchful eyes.

Greenwood

  1. Robert Johnson died a pauper at age 27 in 1938 in Greenwood and left no will.
  2. Another famous blues musician, Robert Johnson, has three memorial gravestones in the Greenwood area.
  3. The fourteen song set features interpretations of Robert Johnson classics such as 'Love in Vain' and 'Hellhound on My Trail'.
  4. The photograph bought on eBay by Zeke Schein, who believes it depicts Robert Johnson, left, and fellow bluesman Johnny Shines.
  5. A complete, if glamorised, history of the blues from the blues singers in Juke Joints, to Robert Johnson to the birth of Rock n Roll.

Robert Johnson

  1. In fact most of his influences (Charley Patton, Kokomo Arnold, Blind Lemon Jefferson, etc.) were much more popular than Robert Johnson was in his time.
  2. By the time Robert Johnson was ready to record, Speir had just concluded a deal with the American Record Company that left him rather embittered.
  3. Robert Johnson sollte diese Legende bereitwillig adaptieren und zu einer seiner zentralen Metaphern ausbauen.
  4. In 1982 McCormick permitted Peter Guralnick to publish a summary in Living Blues (1982), later reprinted in book form as Searching for Robert Johnson.
  5. Robert Johnson had been in the Greenwood locale for at least a couple of weeks, sharing Saturday night plays with "Honeyboy" Edwards, who lived in Greenwood.

Blues Musician

  1. Ike Zinnerman, from southern Alabama, moved to Mississippi and was an influence in the early 1930s upon Robert Johnson.
  2. A blues trail marker will be unveiled Thursday signifying the birthplace of legendary Delta blues musician Robert Johnson.
  3. If Mississippi John Hurt was doing an imitation of Tom Waits singing a song written by Robert Johnson for Bob Dylan.
  4. Eric Clapton calls Robert Johnson the most important blues musician who ever lived.

Johnsons

  1. Au--erdem traf er auf Charlie Patton und Robert Johnson, mit denen er auch zusammen spielte.
  2. In 1986 werd de film Crossroads uitgebracht, waarin de speurtocht naar een verloren nummer van Robert Johnson een thema is.
  3. Er zijn twee foto's bekend van Robert Johnson.
  4. Algemeen wordt aangenomen dat het nummer door Robert Johnson werd geschreven.
  5. Robert Johnson gilt heute als eine der gro--en Ikonen der popul--ren amerikanischen Kultur.

Crossroads

  1. Robert Johnson is played by Tim Russ, while Joe Seneca plays Willie Brown (a contemporary of Johnson's mentioned in the song Crossroads Blues).
  2. His travels in 1996 with the Sly Mississippi Gun took him to the crossroads, the place where as legend has it, Robert Johnson cut his deal with the devil.
  3. This site recounts the legend of Robert Johnson and explores the tragic history of his song "Crossroads".
  4. Robert Johnson had also used the legend of a crossroads, 'borrowing' the idea from Tommy Johnson.

Delta Blues

  1. Like it says on the album, Robert Johnson is the king of the Mississippi Delta blues.
  2. In the vein of the "Delta Blues" shaped by legends like Charlie Patton and Robert Johnson, comes the female blues singer Lucille Bogan.
  3. -Walkin- Blues- and -Malted Milk- are by Robert Johnson and are the definition of Delta blues.
  4. Honeyboy is one of the last living links to Robert Johnson, and one of the last original acoustic Delta blues players.
  5. Robert Johnson, born Robert Leroy Johnson ( May 8, 1911 --- August 16, 1938) is among the most famous of Delta blues musicians.

Slide

  1. It is essentially the same riff that appears in the recording of the same song by Robert Johnson, but James played the riff with electric slide guitar.
  2. Robert Johnson Rory Block played these tunes with slide, but plays all notes fretted.

Shines

  1. Robert Johnson had been in the Greenwood locale for at least a couple of weeks, sharing Saturday night plays with "Honeyboy" Edwards, who lived in Greenwood.
  2. In Samuel Charters' Robert Johnson, the author quotes Shines as saying: "Robert was a very friendly person, even though he was sulky at times, you know.
  3. He later met & played with the old bluesman Johnny Shines (who had actually played with Robert Johnson).

Tom Waits

  1. Tom Waits' Lyrics are like something out of an old Robert Johnson tune, Murder,The Devil,Booze, its all here.
  2. If Mississippi John Hurt was doing an imitation of Tom Waits singing a song written by Robert Johnson for Bob Dylan.

Lavere

  1. So I hope my review has been helpful, and I hope that people who only know acoustic blues from Robert Johnson would check out some of his predecessors.
  2. Wardlow will speak on the "Mythology of Robert Johnson" panel.
  3. LaVere will moderate the "State of the Robert Johnson Estate" panel.
  4. Steve LaVere: Blues historian and representative of the estate of Robert Johnson.
  5. Eligah Wald's Escaping the Delta: Robert Johnson and the Invention of the Blues does a lot of debunking too.

Slide Guitar

  1. It is essentially the same riff that appears in the recording of the same song by Robert Johnson, but James played the riff with electric slide guitar.
  2. First is Robert Johnson's "Traveling Riverside Blues", one of the best-known examples of Delta blues slide guitar.
  3. Personnel: Robert Johnson (acoustic guitar, slide guitar).
  4. Slide guitar originated in the early 1900's in the Mississippi Delta region with players such as the legendary Robert Johnson.

Blues Singers

  1. Robert Johnson, king of the Delta blues singers.
  2. The album features some well known blues singers such as Taj Mahal, and Honeyboy Edwards, now a very old man, who actually played with Robert Johnson.
  3. The album features some well known blues singers such as Taj Mahal, and Honeyboy Edwards, now a very old man, who actually played with Robert Johnson.

Sonny

  1. At this time, he played with traveling musicians like Sonny Boy Williamson, Howlin' Wolf and Robert Johnson.
  2. The tale Stackhouse received from Sonny was verified to the best of knowledge by "Honeyboy", and so it is that we know how Robert Johnson met his fate.
  3. In truth, Robert Johnson had been poisoned for getting too close to somebody else's woman one time too many.
  4. Friend to legendary musician Robert Johnson, Edwards was present on the fateful night Johnson drank the poisoned whiskey that took his life.

Block

  1. In Samuel Charters' Robert Johnson, the author quotes Shines as saying, "Robert was a very friendly person, even though he was sulky at times, you know.
  2. Block covers no less than three Robert Johnson songs.
  3. Rory Block's life-long mission has been to fully understand Robert Johnson's incredible songs and guitar techniques.
  4. He began to attract crowds playing the music of Robert Johnson, songs like "Come On In My Kitchen" and "Terraplane Blues," on his one-stringed didley bow.

Hazlehurst

  1. Robert Johnson has a son, Claude Johnson, and grandchildren who currently reside in a town near Hazlehurst, Mississippi.
  2. Robert Johnson gilt heute als eine der gro--en Ikonen der popul--ren amerikanischen Kultur.
  3. Robert Johnson est n-- dans le delta du Mississippi dans le village de Hazlehurst de Julia Dodds et de Noah Johnson.

John Hammond

  1. In 1938, Broonzy filled in for Robert Johnson, who had died unexpectedly, at the Spirituals to Swing Concert produced by John Hammond at Carnegie Hall.
  2. In 1938, Broonzy was at Carnegie Hall (ostensibly filling in for the fallen Robert Johnson) for John Hammond's revolutionary Sprirtuals to Swing Series.
  3. If Robert Johnson could look down from heaven or up from hell, he'd likely find it very interesting that John Hammond, Jr.

Poisoned

  1. Friend to legendary musician Robert Johnson, Edwards was present on the fateful night Johnson drank the poisoned whiskey that took his life.
  2. In truth, Robert Johnson had been poisoned for getting too close to somebody else's woman one time too many.
  3. Honeyboy talked about the night Robert Johnson was poisoned in a juke joint near Greenwood, Miss., where they were both performing in the summer of 1938.

Charley Patton

  1. Along with Robert Johnson, influential performers of this style were his predecessors Charley Patton and Son House.
  2. Some scenes at the birthplaces of blues legends Robert Johnson and Charley Patton.
  3. Along with Robert Johnson, Son House, Charley Patton, and others, Blind Willie Johnson was one of the founding fathers of the blues.
  4. One of the "big three" of Delta blues (the others being Charley Patton and Willie Brown), House was the spiritual father of Robert Johnson.
  5. Unlike Charley Patton, Robert Johnson, or Blind Lemon Jefferson, who all died at relatively young ages, Big Bill lived to the age of 65.

Delta

  1. Eligah Wald's Escaping the Delta: Robert Johnson and the Invention of the Blues does a lot of debunking too.
  2. The Road to Robert Johnson, The genesis and evolution of blues in the Delta from the late 1800s through 1938.
  3. Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf, two prominent Chicago bluesmen, have their roots in the Delta: both knew Robert Johnson and were heavily influenced by him.
  4. King of the Delta Blues Singers,is a wonderful follow-up to the first compilation of Robert Johnson's small library of recorded work.
  5. First is Robert Johnson's "Traveling Riverside Blues", one of the best-known examples of Delta blues slide guitar.

Clapton

  1. Sober, Robert Johnson frequently became a pensive man.
  2. By the time Robert Johnson was ready to record, Speir had just concluded a deal with the American Record Company that left him rather embittered.
  3. He played with Robert Johnson and Willie Brown in his youth.
  4. Clapton has performed songs by myriad artists, most notably Robert Johnson and J. J. Cale.
  5. Clapton has performed songs by a myriad number of artists, most notably Robert Johnson and J. J. Cale.

Mississippi

  1. Born in Mississippi in 1915, Honeyboy grew up with future bluesman like Tommy McClennan and Robert Johnson while developing his own razor-edged Guitar style.
  2. The people of Clarksville, Mississippi were milling around the bridge; they couldnt tell which guitarist was Robert Johnson.
  3. Robert Johnson has a son, Claud Johnson, and grandchildren who currently reside in a town near Hazlehurst, Mississippi.
  4. According to a legend known to modern Blues fans, Robert Johnson was a young black man living on a plantation in rural Mississippi.
  5. Like it says on the album, Robert Johnson is the king of the Mississippi Delta blues.

Son

  1. Son House, Robert Johnson, Charley Patton, Mississippi John Hurt are a handful of musicians who greatly influenced the blues and many later rock artists.
  2. Robert Johnson has a son, Claud Johnson, and grandchildren who currently reside in a town near Hazlehurst, Mississippi.
  3. Of particular interest are the insights offered by Don Law, Jr., son of the producer of the Robert Johnson recordings.
  4. John Hurt may not have had the well-known name of a Robert Johnson or Son House, but these recordings have had their influence in their own way.
  5. Along with Robert Johnson, major artists of this style were his predecessors Charley Patton and Son House.

Honeyboy

  1. Friend to legendary musician Robert Johnson, Edwards was present on the fateful night Johnson drank the poisoned whiskey that took his life.
  2. Rambling around the south, Honeyboy experienced the great Charley Patton and played often with Robert Johnson.
  3. During the thirties he played with Robert Johnson, Honeyboy Edwards, and others, and later gave pointers to both Little Walter and Rice Miller.
  4. The album features some well known blues singers such as Taj Mahal, and Honeyboy Edwards, now a very old man, who actually played with Robert Johnson.
  5. Robert Johnson had been in the Greenwood locale for at least a couple of weeks, sharing Saturday night plays with "Honeyboy" Edwards, who lived in Greenwood.

Devil

  1. The story of Robert Johnson is that he sold his soul to the devil in exchange for the talent at playing blues.
  2. Tommy Johnson, like Robert Johnson (no relation), claimed he too had sold his soul to the devil in exchange for his amazing guitar skills.
  3. Up next, we'll have the story of the Blues singer who supposedly sold his soul to the Devil: Robert Johnson.
  4. In the 1930s, a Southern black man named Robert Johnson became the first man to "sell his soul to the devil" and starting picking on his guitar.
  5. It was here at the crossroads of Highways 49 and 61 that some say bluesman Robert Johnson made a deal with the devil.

Elmore

  1. KEB MO: According to Blues legend, one musician who took the battle between sacred and secular to the limit was Robert Johnson.
  2. His early records had a groove that ranged from New Orleans, Elmore James, and Robert Johnson.
  3. Before the country blues of Blind Lemon Jefferson , Blind Blake, and Robert Johnson, it was the classic blues that was all the rage in the early 1920s.
  4. Bluesman Elmore James was inspired by the local performances of Robert Johnson to take up the guitar.
  5. There is a dispute as to whether Robert Johnson or Elmore wrote James's trademark song, " Dust My Broom ".

Nummer

  1. In dit nummer is Robert Johnson als zanger (via samples) te horen alsof hij bij de opnamen aanwezig was.
  2. Robert Johnson gebruikte de zin “Back to the land of California” in het nummer, waarschijnlijk omwille van zijn gebrekkige geografische kennis.

Searching

  1. PORTRAIT OF A PHANTOM Searching for Robert Johnson Only two photos of the blues legend have ever been seen by the public.
  2. The outstanding Searching For Robert Johnson by Peter Guralnick, as mentioned in this week’s edition.

Bluesman Robert

  1. Although Robert Johnson was murdered in 1938, James (like many other musicians) was strongly influenced by him, and also by Kokomo Arnold and Tampa Red.
  2. This song was a "moaning" piece related to the Bentonia school of blues practiced by such "eerie voiced" artists as Skip James and Robert Johnson.
  3. The musicians chose the appropriate titled "Sweet Home Chicago", a blues classic written by Robert Johnson.
  4. He plays something fierce, and if you though Robert Johnson sang the blues good, listen to Kokome, who at least sings as good as Johnson or better.
  5. Other well-known musicians of that time, with whom he played, included the 'second' Sonny Boy Williamson, and the legendary Robert Johnson.

Legendary Delta

  1. Legendary Delta blues musician Robert Johnson is getting a blues trail marker.
  2. In the early part of the 1990s, Hammond also narrated and produced a documentary detailing the life of the legendary Delta bluesman, Robert Johnson.
  3. And it's done me just fine." Wolf met legendary Delta blues singer Robert Johnson in Robinsonville, Mississippi, and they played together briefly.

Place

  1. While he has the Robert Johnson and Elmore James cannons hard-wired into his system, he takes electric blues slide guitar to an entirely new place.

Start

  1. Start with Robert Johnson (you can get a collection from any major retailer -- got mine from Wal-Mart, but amazon.com also has it).

Tommy

  1. Rumors spread throughout the Delta about Tommy, just like Robert Johnson.

Roots

  1. True to its roots as an homage to Robert Johnson, it attained a wide range of tone and feeling reaching deep into the Delta Blues.

Work

  1. Even into the thirties, musicians like Robert Johnson would model their work on Lonnie's playing and not make that mark.
  2. Ray: With such a great love of the blues and acoustic instruments I would imagine you also have a great love for Robert Johnson and his work.

Johnny

  1. I tried to do it differently and mixed some ideas of several players like Johnny Shines, Robert Johnson and Muddy Waters.
  2. In 1935, Johnny Shines began traveling with Robert Johnson, touring the south and heading as far North as Ontario.

History

  1. With just forty-one recordings to his credit, Robert Johnson (1911-38) is a giant in the history of blues music.
  2. As one of the last surviving musicians to work with the immortal Robert Johnson, Townsend's performance exuded history in every single note.

Edwards

  1. Friend to legendary musician Robert Johnson, Edwards was present on the fateful night Johnson drank the poisoned whiskey that took his life.

Years

  1. I took couple of years off from filmmaking and found myself unable to get away from the spirit of Robert Johnson.
  2. But to his dismay, he found out that Robert Johnson was dead and had been for two years.
  3. Two years later, Robert Johnson would rip the song off, change the city to Sweet Home Chicago and inspire countless covers.

Teenager

  1. But when he was a teenager, Robert Johnson moved in with his mother (who was separated from Robert Lockwood Sr.).

Protégé

  1. He was a protégé of Robert Lockwood, Jr., from whom he learned the style of Robert Johnson.
  2. He was a protégé of Robert Lockwood Jr., from whom he learned the style of Robert Johnson.

Mentor

  1. It was this experience, in particular her time spent with Son House (mentor and teacher to the great Robert Johnson) which inspired her most profoundly.

Course

  1. And Robert Johnson, of course, but Johnson's original home was down in Hazelhurst and he may have traveled around.
  2. Of course, Robert Johnson would also be more than a little awed by that electrical amplification stuff.

Back

  1. He goes back to Charles Patton's time, which was 20 years before Robert Johnson.
  2. Its able to go back to the past to Robert Johnson, while keeping its feet firmly planted in the present.

Somebody

  1. Here we have somebody on a different path, but on a similar level to Robert Johnson or Skip James.
  2. If I hear one more word about Robert Johnson I will have to hurt somebody.

Fact

  1. Clarksdale's blues legacy goes far beyond the fact that it might contain the crossroads where Robert Johnson met the Devil.
  2. This may leave those with little knowledge of the blues to conclude it is actually Robert Johnson who is singing, when in fact it is not.

Period

  1. Like Robert Johnson, Lonnie Johnson slipped under the radar for a period, reemerging in Philadelphia.

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