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Re: Anyone ever visited Robert Johnson's grave in Greenwood,

Mon Jul 15, 2013 10:53 pm

If I knew who the feller was I may pay him a visit next time I get down that way.

Please enlighten me.

Re: Anyone ever visited Robert Johnson's grave in Greenwood,

Mon Jul 15, 2013 11:12 pm

Rob wrote:If I knew who the feller was I may pay him a visit next time I get down that way.

Please enlighten me.


Heard there was more than one site. I want to walk it! I would suggest the Blues Trail app, for both IOS and Android. I think it's worth checking out; they still play the blues down there, and I think there are some tour services, as well.

Rob, here's a WiKi, and a book you NEED to read, Lord Have Mercy! "Mystery Train: Images of America in Rock and Roll Music." At least for the Elvis chapter! Which changed my life!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_of_the_Delta_Blues_Singers  

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0452289181?ie=UTF8&force-full-site=1&ref_=aw_bottom_links

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He was unique. And maybe, in some ways, foundational for all contemporary American music.

My fave? "Hellhound On My Trail." See video above.

Leaves, trembling on the trees . . .

rjm

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Re: Anyone ever visited Robert Johnson's grave in Greenwood,

Mon Jul 15, 2013 11:32 pm

There may be as many as 3 sites, but this seems to be the one.

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There are many other videos.

He died on AUGUST 16, 1938.

rjm

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