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



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.

Title Searching for Robert Johnson
Subtitle The Life and Legend of the "King of the Delta Blues Singers"
Author Peter Guralnick
Publisher Plume
Title First Published 01 August 1998
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 96 p.
ISBN-10 0452279496
ISBN-13 9780452279490
Publication Date 01 August 1998
Main content page count 96
Weight 16 oz.
List Price $12.00
 


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