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Robert Johnson: The Complete Recordings
This two-CD box contains all 41 recordings Johnson
RefNr: B000026EG9
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Noted blues historian Robert Palmer has called him "the Mississippi Delta's first modern blues-man", and over the past 50 years Robert Johnson's influence has reached out from beyond the grave. Though his recording output numbers fewer than 30 different songs, Johnson's catalogue has been a treasure trove picked clean by artists ranging from Bob Dylan and the Rolling Stones to Led Zeppelin and the Grateful Dead. The beauty of THE COMPLETE RECORDINGS lies in its utter simplicity. Johnson's reedy vocals, accompanied only by a steel-string guitar, evoke the very essence of the Deep South withits mystery and intrigue. It's easy to see where the myth of Johnson going down to the crossroads to make a Faustian pact with Lucifer was first sown; it can be heard within the confines of "Cross Road Blues" and "Hellhound On My Trail". While the sound of Johnson's recordings has a discernible hiss to it, the unadulterated emotion resonating in his voice goes straight to the marrow, making these sonic limitations seem like an afterthought.

  • 32-20 Blues -
  • Come On In My Kitchen -
  • Cross Road Blues -
  • Dead Shrimp Blues -
  • Drunken Hearted Man -
  • From Four Until Late -
  • Hell Hound On My Trail -
  • Honeymoon Blues -
  • I Believe I'll Dust My Broom -
  • If I Had Possession Over Judgment Day -
  • I'm A Steady Rollin' Man -
  • Kind Hearted Woman Blues -
  • Last Fair Deal Gone Down -
  • Little Queen Of Spades -
  • Love In Vain Blues -
  • Malted Milk -
  • Me And The Devil Blues -
  • Milkcow's Calf Blues -
  • Phonograph Blues -
  • Preachin' Blues (Up Jumped The Devil) -
  • Ramblin' On My Mind -
  • Stones In My Passway -
  • Stop Breakin' Down Blues -
  • Sweet Home Chicago -
  • Terraplane Blues -
  • They're Red Hot -
  • Traveling Riverside Blues -
  • Walkin' Blues -
  • When You Got A Good Friend -
  • Phonograph Blues Take 2
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