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Searching for Robert Johnson: The Life and Legend of the "King of the Delta Blues Singers"

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Robert Johnson, while probably the most influential of all blues guitarists, is also one of the most obscure. Recognized as an influence on musicians like Eric Clapton and the Rolling Stones, Johnson was poisoned by a jealous husband in 1938--at the age of twenty-seven. This untimely death, his supposed bargain with the devil that enabled him to play guitar, and the ferocity and tormented originality of his work have given rise to a legend that has inspired a Hollywood movie and numerous stories. Peter Guralnick?s extended essay about the life of the man and the myth, and of the place and time that produced both, illuminates much of the obscurity around Johnson without forfeiting any of the mystery.

About the Author

Peter Guralnick is the author of the hugely successful book on Elvis Presley, Last Train to Memphis. He lives in West Newbury, Massachusetts.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780452279490
Author:
Guralnick, Peter
Publisher:
Plume Books
Location:
New York, N.Y. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
People of Color
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Composers & Musicians - Rhythm & Blues
Subject:
Blues musicians
Subject:
Mississippi
Subject:
Blues musicians -- Mississippi -- Biography.
Subject:
cultural heritage
Subject:
Blues
Subject:
Johnson, Robert
Subject:
Blues musicians -- Mississippi.
Subject:
Composers & Musicians - General
Subject:
Biography - General
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Publication Date:
19980831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
7.66x5.30x.48 in. .23 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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