Learn all about the legend of Delta Blues music, Robert Johnson
Who was Robert Johnson?
Robert Johnson was an American blues musician and songwriter. His landmark recordings in 1936 and 1937 display a combination of singing, guitar skills, and songwriting talent that has influenced later generations of musicians. He is now recognized as a master of the blues, particularly the Delta blues style.
When was Robert Johnson Born?
Robert Johnson was born on May 8, 1911 in the city of Hazlehurst in Mississippi.
What was Robert Johnson’s Real Name?
Robert Johnson’s real name was Robert Leroy Johnson.
What are Robert Johnson’s Best known songs?
Johnson recorded a tremendous number of songs, and it’s very difficult to pick just a few and call them his best – however, many would agree on a few as being his best known works. These include “Love in Vain”, “Cross road blues”, “Hellhound on my trail”, “sweet home chicago”, “dust my broom”, “come on in my kitchen” and many other titles.
When did Robert Johnson die?
Robert Johnson died on August 16, 1938 in Mississippi.
What kind of guitar did Robert Johnson play?
Robert Johnson played a Gibson L-1 acoustic guitar. Although he is more mystery than man, his heavy association with Gibson’s early model, the L-1 can be directly attributed to one of the only known photographs of the legendary delta blues musician.
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