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This Historic Day In Music: The King Of The Delta Blues Singers

One of the first times I heard the words and music of Robert Johnson, I was listening to a Rolling Stones album. It was December 1969. I was listening to Let It Bleed, the new album by the Stones. The second … Continue reading

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This Historic Day In Music: Robert Johnson

In 1961, Columbia Records released an album called The King of the Delta Blues Singers. The album, conceived by the legendary Columbia talent scout and record producer John Hammond (1910-1987), was a compilation of recordings originally made in 1936 and 1937 for … Continue reading

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This Historic Day In Music: Robert Johnson

Robert Johnson, the King of the Delta Blues Singers (and Guitarists) was born in Hazelhurst, Mississippi, on this day, May 8, in 1911. To again celebrate this day – please turn to the archives for November 2011 to read my … Continue reading

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This Historic Day In Music: June 20,1937, The Vitagraph/Warner Brothers Exchange Building, 508 Park Avenue, Dallas, Texas

Even though it was a typically hot middle-of-June Texas afternoon and even though the “recording studio” was a third-floor room in a warehouse/office building in downtown Dallas, Robert Johnson had the most productive day of recording in his career. Johnson cut seventeen … Continue reading

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This Historic Day In Music: November 27, 1936, The Gunter Hotel, Rm.414, San Antonio, Texas

Today, November 27, 1936, was the third recording session in five days for the 25-year-old Blues musician from Mississippi, Robert Johnson. The first session, his first, had been on the previous Monday, November 23. It had been quite productive, with a … Continue reading

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