Cross Road Blues
Rolling Stone called him the "undisputed king of the Mississippi Delta blues singers." But they were wrong—at least about the undisputed part. While Robert Johnson's striking body of work has be...
Both recorded versions of "Cross Road Blues" demonstrate Johnson's crooning, crushing singing style and fearsome guitar skills, still imitated by blues and rock n' roll musicians to this day. Spin...
Is "Cross Road Blues" a historical account, a metaphorical vision, or the makings of an influential bit of satanic folklore? The best thing about the writing seems to be that it can still be inter...
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