Robert johnson - king of the delta blues singers i don't normally listen to blues albums, but this one is no ordinary blues album the legend has it that johnson sold his soul to the devil at a crossroads in mississippi and went on to record several hugely influential records before he died at the age of 27. Robert johnson is perhaps the most hyped delta blues artist for good reasons because the performances display uniformly great passion and because rj was perhaps the most astute of the early bluesmen in getting his message across to a larger audience. Blues fans have long held up robert johnson's small but potent body of work as a slender pillar on which much modern blues and rock rest, and the songs themselves remain astonishing paradigms of the blues' most primordial style, the country blues of the mississippi delta. Robert johnson, the songwriter, guitarist, and singer was known as “the king of the delta blues” robert johnson was born in hazlehurst, mississippi, on may 8, 1911 to julia major dobbs and noah johnsonthere was another man by the name of charles dobbs, who was robert’s stepfather.
If one would ever have to start assembling a serious blues collection, robert johnson's king of the delta blues singers vol 1 would be the best purchasethe mythical figure that inspired the worldwide blues revival in the sixties will forever be credited with inspiring guitar greats like clapton and hendrix to pick up a guitar. Blues lovers everywhere knew the legend of robert johnson, but only one complete robert johnson song was commercially available until this 1961 album came out the most anticipated blues album of all time also became the most influential as future rock stars devoured it. It took until the reissue of his recordings in 1961 on the lp king of the delta blues singers that his work reached a much broader audience nowadays, robert johnson is considered a master of the blues (particularly of the mississippi delta blues style) and one of the greatest guitar players to have ever lived.
Of all the early blues singers and players, robert johnson towers above all the others he lived fast, died young, and left a small body of music that laid the groundwork for electric blues as well as rock & roll. Robert johnson-king of the delta blues singers robert johnson-king of the delta blues singers robert johnson (may 8, 1911-august 16, 1938) is considered by many musicians and blues fans to be one of the most influential bluesmen that has ever lived. Listen free to robert johnson – king of the delta blues singers discover more music, concerts, videos, and pictures with the largest catalogue online at lastfm listen free to robert johnson – king of the delta blues singers discover more music, concerts, videos, and pictures with the largest catalogue online at lastfm. Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for king of the delta blues singers - robert johnson on allmusic - 1961 - reading about the power inherent in robert find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for king of the delta blues singers - robert johnson on allmusic - 1961 - reading about the power. Its topic however, the mysterious and legendary king of the delta blues singers robert johnson, is extremely interesting the book offers a nice view into what the life and the persona of robert johnson could have been, back in the 1930s.
Crossroads blues 2 terraplane blues 3 come on in my kitchen 4 walking blues 5 king of the delta blues singers [180g red vinyl lp] zoom close track listing side 1 1 crossroads blues 2 terraplane blues when the original long player came out in 1961, robert johnson had already been dead for 23 years little was known of his life. 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 songs. Robert johnson lived a short music filled life from 1911-1938 despite little attention by mass audiences while living, he is often considered one of the top 10 guitarist of all time. Drunken hearted man lyrics: i'm a drunken hearted man / my life seems so misery / i'm a drunken hearted man / my life seems so misery / and if i could change my way of livin' / it would mean so. The story of influential blues musician robert leroy johnson is the stuff of music legend stories go that as a young man in rural mississippi he became part of a faustian pact.
Buy king of the delta blues singers (lp) by robert johnson (lp $2998) amoeba music ships free in the us. Listen to your favorite songs from the complete king of the delta blues singers (doxy collection, remastered) by robert johnson now stream ad-free with amazon music unlimited on mobile, desktop, and tablet download our mobile app now. The king of the delta blues singers robert johnson lives robin piggott is a life long disciple of the blues and is a professional driving instructor in limerick, bb king albert king freddie king john mayer bonnie raitt santana lynyrd skynyrd johnny winter. One of america's foremost music writers on the blues examines the life of the king of the delta blues, and the myth that surrounds him robert johnson, while probably the most influential of all blues guitarists, is also one of the most obscure.
Download robert johnson king of the delta blues singers torrent or any other torrent from mp3 category. King of the delta blues singers–robert johnson (columbia, 1961) columbia’s 1961 compilation of robert johnson’s 1936-37 recordings was not a best seller, unlike the boxed set that created a frenzy nearly 30 years later, but it was arguably the single most important blues reissue album in history. The recordings that johnson made between 1936 and 1937, collected in two volumes entitled king of the delta blues singers, not only mark the apogee of the blues form, they stand among the most. One of america's foremost music writers on the blues examines the life of the king of the delta blues and the myth surrounding him robert johnson, while probably the most influential of all blues guitarists, is also one of the most obscure.
Find great deals on ebay for robert johnson king of the delta blues singers shop with confidence. The 1998 cd reissue of king of the delta blues singers (columbia ck 65746) and the 2004 cd reissue of king of the delta blues singers, volii (columbia ck 92579) are sonically preferable to the boxed sets and the mastersound gold cd in my opinion both are still available. A wonderful follow-up to the first compilation (king of the delta blues singers) of robert johnson's small library of recorded workthis album boasts the first album appearance of love in vain, as well as a number of other blues classics penned by the artist. Robert johnson king of the delta blues singers vol2 robert johnson’s landmark recordings from 1936/37 have influenced a ton of musicians from later generations, including jimi hendrix, peter green and eric clapton to name but a few.
Robert johnson: king of the delta blues singers would be at the top of the list there is not a note wasted, not a moment that one would choose to be without the music is open-ended it changes with your mood.