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by Peter Guralnick

eBook Searching for Robert Johnson : The Life and Legend of the King of the Delta Blue ePub
Author: Peter Guralnick
Language: English
ISBN: 0712666680
ISBN13: 978-0712666688
Publisher: Pimlico; Reissue edition (1998)
Pages: 96
Category: Music
Subcategory: Photo
Rating: 4.7
Votes: 187
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ePub file: 1623 kb
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Guralnick succeeds in conveying the power of Johnson's music and delineating both its origins and, ultimately, singular genius

Guralnick succeeds in conveying the power of Johnson's music and delineating both its origins and, ultimately, singular genius. His debts to delta blues avatars Charley Patton and Tommy Johnson are solidified, yet, more crucially, Guralnick roots Johnson's artistic growth in the specific context of this rural corner of Mississippi, at this particular moment between the world wars. He also frankly addresses the potency of Johnson's myth and an early death that only glorifies the brief, bright arc of his work.

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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.

This is an essay on the life and legend of the "King of the Delta Blues Singers". While probably the most influential of all blues singers, he has remained one of the most historically obscure. He was the chief influence upon Muddy Waters and inspiration for Eric Clapton, the Rolling Stones and a whole generation of rock and roll. He was well known for the originality of his work and the tormented sensibility that lay behind it.

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The 96 pages of this book are pack full of information about legendary bluesman Robert Johnson. Virtually everything that is known about Mr. Johnson is vividly detailed in this work. Makes for excellent reading. Teen and Young Adult. Literature & Fiction. Mystery & Thriller.

Written by noted music historian Peter Guralnick, it conveys the beauty of the music .

Written by noted music historian Peter Guralnick, it conveys the beauty of the music itself, as wel as the fascinating facts behind the legend. No recommended products at the moment. The Delta Blues Museum was established in 1979 by the Carnegie Public Library Board of Trustees and re-organized as a stand-alone museum in 1999, the Delta Blues Museum is Mississippi's oldest music museum and the nation's first museum dedicated to the American art form known as the Blues.

The Life and Legend of the King of the Delta Blues Singers. 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.

by. Guralnick, Peter. Explores the life and legend of blues singer Robert Johnson, whose music influenced Muddy Waters and an entire generation of rock 'n' roll artists. No table-of-contents pages found. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Archive of Contemporary Music. Music, Arts & Culture. Uploaded by n on February 21, 2017. SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata). Terms of Service (last updated 12/31/2014).

Black_Hawk_Down.
I read this book because of other books I had read about great bluesmen from yesteryear (Howlin Wolf, Muddy Waters, The Chitlin Circuit). While this book had some good info, it was not near as good or as detailed as many others I have read. The author referred to another author's book which was still in the works that I thought the best way to describe this volume was as an advertisement for another. Robert Johnson was an interesting character but I think there must be a better book on him somewhere.
Stick
An interesting, if slight, book, which lays out what is known (except possibly by Mack McCormick) about Robert Johnson, and how the author came by this knowledge. For better or worse, what is known is not all that much, but perhaps (as the book suggests to me) the myth of Robert Johnson is more interesting than the reality. This book is good, but the records themselves are indispensable.
Hǻrley Quinn
At 96 pages you'll be able to read it in one sitting. Chock full of good information but falls short of being a comprehensive profile; It's a pity more isn't known about this colossal sphinx of a bluesman. Crisply written and nicely rendered paperback edition, includes a few interesting b&w photos of locations and related people to add to the atmosphere.
Yozshunris
Excellent!
Froststalker
Great book for serious blues scholars, though the author looks a Johnson through idolatrous eyes.
Nanecele
My co-worker love it
BroWelm
Excellent book. Interesting prospective not only of Robert Johnson, but of his contemporaries.
This was a gift purchased for someone else. They thoroughly enjoyed and the book was in excellent condition. Thanks so much.
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