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Far Out Magazine writes, “Robert Johnson is possibly the most influential musician of all time,” and has compiled a list of six definitive songs: “Me And The Devil Blues,” “Love In Vain,” “Hellhound On My Trail,” “Preachin’ Blues (Up Jumped The Devil),” “Ramblin’ On My Mind,” and “Cross Road Blues.”
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.
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 »