Thursday, August 16, 2012

Today Marks 74 Years of Robert Johnson's Death

On August 16, 1938, the king of the Delta Blues Robert Johnson passed away.

I don't think I have to overstate what I've already stated several times in the past... but Johnson's music and his mystique are forever etched in human history.

There is so much mystery surrounding Johnson; only 2 pictures exist of him. No one really knows how he died; some say poison, some say drugs.

Also the legend about him selling his soul to the devil at the crossroads... it's the oldest and most famous story of the blues.

Whatever the case, we owe Robert Johnson for giving us his gift of music. Without him a lot of modern music would not have come to be.

This is his most seminal track... the "Crossroad Blues":

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