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Robert Johnson was born on this day in 1911. Watch this animated video for “Cross Road Blues.”
One thing is for certain — no Robert Johnson, no rock & roll.
MusicRadar asked blues artist Michael Messer to list the most essential acoustic blues albums. At the top of that list is Robert Johnson’s The Centennial Collection. Messer writes:
“This is the best remaster of the whole catalogue. When it comes to acoustic blues that’s related to rock ‘n’ roll –…
2012 New Generation Award Winner
Fifteen-year-old Josh Achiron of Atlanta, Georgia is the 2012 winner of the Robert Johnson Blues Foundation New Generation Award.
Josh began playing guitar after visiting Graceland at the age of six. One of Josh’s first guitars was an acoustic baby Martin, which he used while performing at school functions while he was still in elementary school.more »
About Robert Johnson
More than 100 years ago, a child was born in Mississippi – a dirt-poor, African-American who would grow up, learn to sing and play the blues, and eventually achieve worldwide renown. In the decades after his death, he has become known as the King of the Delta Blues Singers, his music expanding in influence to the point that rock stars of the greatest magnitude – the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, the Allman Brothers – all sing his praise and have recorded his...more »