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Searching for Robert Johnson

Searching for Robert Johnson - 89 edition

Searching for Robert Johnson - 89 edition

ISBN13: 9780452279490

ISBN10: 0452279496

Searching for Robert Johnson by Peter Guralnick - ISBN 9780452279490
Edition: 89
Copyright: 1989
Publisher: Plume Books
Published: 1989
International: No
Searching for Robert Johnson by Peter Guralnick - ISBN 9780452279490

ISBN13: 9780452279490

ISBN10: 0452279496

Edition: 89

Summary

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.

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