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Robert Johnson (Official Thread)

Discussion in 'Blues & Jazz' started by Mr Ace, Sep 8, 2005.

  1. TheFeldster

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    Re: The Official Robert Johnson Thread

    He's a fantastic musician - Sweet Home Chicago, Cross Road Blues, If I Had Possession Over Judgement Day. It's a pity he didn't get a chance to do more really.

    It is true that he should be even with Muddy Waters and co though, but untimely death does tend to increase popularity of musicians (look at Michael Jackson).

    On the Clapton album, it's very good IMO. Bit different to the way Johnson performed them, but then, Clapton is allowed to put his own touch on it. And I don't think there's anything wrong to do a cover album of your idol. Bryan Ferry of Roxy Music did a cover album of Bob Dylan, and if I ever got into the music industry (this is hypothetical, of course) I would certainly do an album of Beatles covers. Johnson deserves a tribute album just as much as Dylan and the Fab Four do, he's certainly as influential.
     
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    Re: The Official Robert Johnson Thread

    Halcyon Days:

    Sterno is actually the drink of choice of the those who absolutely, positively need to keep it real! No suburban high school kids or other poseurs need apply.

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    Sterno, it gets you there fast! But it's only for those man enough not to complain once they get there.

    Feldster:

    I might not hold the little sister boy in such contempt had he been doing covers of Robert Johnson material.

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    Re: The Official Robert Johnson Thread

    One of the alltime greats.
     
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    Re: The Official Robert Johnson Thread

    I love Robert Johnson. Him and Howling Wolf are my favorite old black blues players ,so far anyway . Great stuff !

    a couple of my favorites





     
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    Re: The Official Robert Johnson Thread

    Great, great guitarist and musician, he definitely was one of the founding fathers of rock and roll in it's origins.
     
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    Re: The Official Robert Johnson Thread

    His legenedary status has been catapulted to the highest orbit by modern musicians and with good reason. I still havn't heard anyone truely capture his unique style he was a one off. I agree with DaKillerWolf about Robert Johnson and Howlin' Wolf but also Son House and Muddy Waters as my big four.

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    I need to check out Son House, Sox. What would you say his 2 best releases are ?
     
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    Re: The Official Robert Johnson Thread

    To be honest DKW I would kick off with something like.. The Original Delta Blues.

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    It's only a few £/$ and gives a good flavour of the man's style. If you want to spend more I guess The Library Of Congress Sessions or Son House Father Of The Delta Blues.

    As you probably know Son House just disappeared off the scene only to be rediscovered in the 60's and he had to be almost retaught how to play his own music.
    I think that's what I would do DKW start with a good compilation.:cheers2
     
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    I disagree and I absolutely enjoyed watching Clapton during the tour to promote this particular album. I thought it was a great idea and I would like to see other bands/musicians cover artists that they found inspiring.....IMO
     
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    Re: The Official Robert Johnson Thread

    I love Robert Johnson, I have his collection, I suspect that there are some more lost recordings out there somewhere but I will carry on listening to the complete collection I have on cd for now. I also like Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf, they have made some pearlers and worked with some other great musicians over the years. As for Son House, he is another legend on his own level.
     

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