Robert Johnson



Robert Johnson
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Rating
Active
1929 to 1938
Born
May 8, 1911 in Hazlehurst
Died
August 16, 1938
Location
Hazlehurst, Mississippi, United States
A.K.A.
1930s blues legend
Biography
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. Johnson's shadowy and poorly documented life and death at age 27 have given rise to much legend. One Faustian myth says that he sold his soul to the devil at a local crossroads of Mississippi highways to achieve success.
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Top Songs by Robert Johnson


King of the Delta Blues Singers (1961)

Ramblin' On My Mind

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Delta Blues, Volume Two

Little Queen of Spades

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Delta Blues, Volume Two

Dead Shrimp Blues

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Delta Blues, Volume Two

Phonograph Blues

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Delta Blues, Volume Two

Drunken Hearted Man

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America, Vol. 5: Blues - Hell Blues on My Trail

Stop Breakin' Down Blues

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The Complete Recordings

Cross Road Blues (Take 2)

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The Complete Recordings

Milkcow's Calf Blues (Take 2)

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King of the Delta Blues

Cross Road Blues

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Golden Blues

Dead Shrimp Blues

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Albums, Releases & Mixtapes


The Complete Collection

The Complete Collection

Robert Johnson February 9, 2015

18 Tracks

The Robert Johnson Story

The Robert Johnson Story

Robert Johnson January 6, 2015

13 Tracks

The Centennial Collection

The Centennial Collection

Robert Johnson April 26, 2011

19 Tracks

Cross Road Blues

Cross Road Blues

Robert Johnson June 1, 2008

11 Tracks

Inspiring Eric

Inspiring Eric

Robert Johnson June 7, 2004

18 Tracks

From Four Till Late

From Four Till Late

Robert Johnson April 19, 2004

11 Tracks

Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues: Robert Johnson

Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues: Robert Johnson

Robert Johnson September 9, 2003

11 Tracks

Contracted to the Devil

Contracted to the Devil

Robert Johnson August 5, 2002

13 Tracks

The Last of the Great Blues Singers

The Last of the Great Blues Singers

Robert Johnson January 1, 1999

13 Tracks

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