John h hammond - by then an executive at columbia records, owners of the johnson catalog - seized this opportunity and pushed through the 16-track compilation lp robert johnson: king of the delta blues singers (1961. This is a deceptively simple question blues is old, rich, deep and wide music, and there are many forms, ranging from the seminal delta blues of charley patton and robert johnson to the electric chicago blues of t-bone walker, howlin' wolf and muddy waters to the present day blues of stevie ray vaughn, buddy guy and bonnie raitt. Robert leroy johnson (may 8, 1911 - august 16, 1938) was an american blues singer-songwriter and musician his landmark recordings in 1936 and 1937 display a combination of singing, guitar skills, and songwriting talent that has influenced later generations of musicians. Robert johnson's grandson steven johnson is a preacher and a musician who plays both gospel and blues he's on a crusade to set the story straight about his grandfather i often tell people to listen to the lyrics themselves to the song crossroad blues. Best robert johnson on cd the current editions of the albums king of the delta blues and king of the delta blues vol 2 are all you need to cover robert johnson.
Yes, it's a compilation album, but what a compilation album it is it's the album that introduced the '60s generation of musicians and bohemians to the spellbinding, eminently powerful magic of robert johnson's music. Find a robert johnson - king of the delta blues singers first pressing or reissue complete your robert johnson collection shop vinyl and cds. Arley buster benton (july 19, 1932 - january 20, 1996) was an american blues guitarist and singer he played guitar in willie dixon 's blues all-stars and is best known for his solo rendition of dixon's song spider in my stew . The complete recordings is a compilation album by american blues musician robert johnson, released august 28, 1990 on columbia recordsthe album's recordings were recorded in two sessions in dallas and san antonio, texas for the american record company (arc) during 1936 and 1937.
Check out remastered hits (all tracks remastered) by robert johnson on amazon music stream ad-free or purchase cd's and mp3s now on amazoncom all american blues. Robert johnson, born robert leroy johnson (may 8, 1911 - august 16, 1938) is one of the most famous delta blues musicians he is known worldwide as the king of the delta blues he is known worldwide as the king of the delta blues. Robert johnson (1930s blues legend) (tracks 1, 3) john lee hooker (tracks 16, 18) mckinley morganfield ( blues musician ) (track 9.
Moving from country blues to chicago's electric revolution and beyond, the album features some classic stones touchstones alongside some lesser notes gems the compilation opens with muddy waters' cut 'rollin' stone' which gave the band its name, and includes the likes of howlin' wolf's 'little red rooster' and mississippi fred mcdowell's 'you. 13 essential acoustic blues albums and it was recorded as an album, not just a compilation it's not so close as robert johnson's blues is to rock. Consumer guide album american epic: the best of blues [lo-max/third man/columbia/legacy, 2017] anyone interested owns somewhat fainter and scratchier versions of tracks on this definitive country blues compilation. Little walter - all the best (full album) 1968), known as little walter, was an american blues musician, singer, and songwriter, whose revolutionary approach to the harmonica and impact on. Despite his brief 27 year life robert johnson became a major influence on rock music in the 1960s and 1970s when columbia records in 1961 released the album, king of delta blues, which was a compilation of his early recordings.
Rolling stones' favorite blues tunes: new compilation our review of the stones' blue & lonesome album confessin' the blues robert johnson love in vain. Paying tribute to the man he considers his biggest influence, eric clapton is devoting an entire album to the music of blues legend robert johnson but one question concerning me & mr johnson, arriving march 23, is which johnson clapton is saluting: the mythical figure who, according to folklore. If you were to own only 10 blues albums, which would they be twenty best blues albums robert johnson, howlin'wolf and many more by the end of the decade. Robert johnson: ''king of the delta blues singers'' (columbia, 1936-37) this compilation, featuring collaborators like count basie and lester young, is illuminated by her elegance, never.
Robert johnson king of the delta blues singers review compilation released 1961 robert johnson is a man enveloped in myth: until 1973 no photograph of him was known to exist a legend. In 1993 he performed off-broadway as legendary blues player robert johnson in robert johnson: a man also named guy davis and 'compilation albums. Yet from 1938 to 1961, when hammond convinced columbia records to release an album of robert johnson recordings called king of the delta blues, johnson was more of a rumor than a reality. List of blues musicians robert johnson: 1911: 1938 tommy johnson: 1896: 1956 afro-american symphony blues in african music edit name birth year.
Lonnie pitchford, a delta blues musician, whose stepfather was robert johnson when lonnie pitchford was thirty-six, he had toured australia, europe, and the. Houston stackhouse (september 28, 1910 - september 23, 1980) was an american delta blues guitarist and singer he is best known for his association with robert nighthawk  he was not especially noted as a guitarist or singer, but nighthawk showed gratitude to stackhouse, his guitar teacher, by backing him on a number of recordings in the.