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Big Head Blues Club – 100 Years Of Robert Johnson (2011)

Big Head Blues Club – 100 Years Of Robert Johnson (2011)

You could argue that Robert Johnson, the doomed 1920s-era Mississippi bluesman, was the first rock ‘n’ roll star. Johnson certainly played the role, with his flair for the dramatic, questionable lifestyle choices and early death. More particularly, he sounded the part: Tough and honest, full of vibrancy, danger and rhythm. Whether you’ve actually ever heard a Robert Johnson record —Read More

Something Else! sneak peek: Big Head Blues Club, featuring B.B. King, "Crossroads Blues" (2011)

Something Else! sneak peek: Big Head Blues Club, featuring B.B. King, "Crossroads Blues" (2011)

by Nick DeRiso Robert Johnson’s “Crossroads Blues” remains one of the most terrifying, wonder-filled songs, even if you don’t know the oft-told tale of how the doomed Mississippi bluesman became so proficient so quickly at playing his guitar. It’s one of the reasons that, despite the brevity of his time on this earth — born about 1910 and dead byRead More

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