Illustrator William Stouts Legends of the Blues: robert johnson http://eclipcity.com

Illustrator William Stouts Legends of the Blues: robert johnson http://eclipcity.com

Robert Johnson was born as Robert Dodds in Hazelhurst, Mississippi, the son of Julia Dodds and Noah Johnson.

Robert Johnson was born as Robert Dodds in Hazelhurst, Mississippi, the son of Julia Dodds and Noah Johnson.

According to legend, as a young man living on a plantation in rural Mississippi, Johnson had a tremendous desire to become a great blues musician. He was instructed to take his guitar to a crossroad near Dockery Plantation at midnight. There he was met by a large black man (the devil) who took the guitar and tuned it. The devil played a few songs and then returned the guitar to Johnson, giving him mastery of the instrument. This was a deal with the devil mirroring the legend of Faust. In…

According to legend, as a young man living on a plantation in rural Mississippi, Johnson had a tremendous desire to become a great blues musician. He was instructed to take his guitar to a crossroad near Dockery Plantation at midnight. There he was met by a large black man (the devil) who took the guitar and tuned it. The devil played a few songs and then returned the guitar to Johnson, giving him mastery of the instrument. This was a deal with the devil mirroring the legend of Faust. In…

♪ The Musical Arts ♪ music musician paintings - Sebastian Kruger | Robert Johnson

♪ The Musical Arts ♪ music musician paintings - Sebastian Kruger | Robert Johnson

Death Letter Blues- Son House Son House was one of the last of the old school Mississippi delta blues singers. Son's music had a big influence on both Robert Johnson and Muddy Waters who both came from that rural area near Clarksdale Mississippi where Son House frequently performed at picnics, juke joints and roadhouses.

Death Letter Blues- Son House Son House was one of the last of the old school Mississippi delta blues singers. Son's music had a big influence on both Robert Johnson and Muddy Waters who both came from that rural area near Clarksdale Mississippi where Son House frequently performed at picnics, juke joints and roadhouses.

Robert Johnson, from a photo booth.  One of only two undisputed photographs of the Delta blues master.  The other is a studio shot of him smiling, seated with a hat on.  There are no film clips of Johnson known to exist.

Robert Johnson, from a photo booth. One of only two undisputed photographs of the Delta blues master. The other is a studio shot of him smiling, seated with a hat on. There are no film clips of Johnson known to exist.

Robert Jonhson - did he really meet the devil at a crossroad? Of course not. There is no such thing.

Robert Jonhson - did he really meet the devil at a crossroad? Of course not. There is no such thing.

[71] Robert Johnson || He was barely known for decades after his 1938 death. But the 29 songs Robert Johnson recorded in 1936 and 1937 became holy writ to rock guitarists from Clapton to Dylan. They were dazzled by the way he made a guitar sound like an ensemble – slide and rhythm parts yelping in dialogue, riffs emerging from the mist

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[71] Robert Johnson || He was barely known for decades after his 1938 death. But the 29 songs Robert Johnson recorded in 1936 and 1937 became holy writ to rock guitarists from Clapton to Dylan. They were dazzled by the way he made a guitar sound like an ensemble – slide and rhythm parts yelping in dialogue, riffs emerging from the mist

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