Today’s Music to keep me IIiiNnnNSSSsAaAANNnnnEEe – Robert Johnson – King of the Delta Blues Singers.

I remember buying this album way back in 1965 when I was a lad of sixteen. From that first burst of guitar it blew me away.

Recorded back in the 1930s in a hotel room. The intensity is incredible. The guitar rings and is so crisp. The poetry is so full of imagery. The voice is haunting. Blew all the chart pop music to dust. This was real! Never looked back.

Twenty-five years old when he recorded these 29 songs (with 12 alternative takes). He was dead by the age of twenty-seven.

What he might have done!

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