Blues Music History
Robert Johnson in Blues Music History
Robert Johnson (1911-1938) is the legendary Delta bluesman who was rumored to have sold his soul to the Devil to become a great guitarist. Although he was indeed a remarkably sophisticated guitarist and an expressive singer, Johnson remained little known outside of the Mississippi Delta during his own life. Since his death, however, Johnson's legend has grown to the point that he has become probably the most influential of all blues musicians and has emerged as a favorite among fans, scholars, and a long line of blues rock guitarists.