Considered by many to be the "grandfather of rock & roll", Robert Johnson recorded a mere 31 songs but set in motion a series of events and recordings that would lead to what we know today as Rock & Roll. Legend has it Robert Johnson met the devil at the crossroads and there sold his soul to the devil to play the guitar like no other before and some would argue ever since.
If you know little or nothing about Robert Johnson I'm including a link for a blog entry I penned about the man and the mystery and intrigue that surrounded his life and mysterious death. Johnson is one of those rare individuals that the more you learn about him the less you know - so much so I made it a point some years back to visit the Robert Johnson Blues Museum and had the opportunity to meet his grandson.
Sometimes those tiny images on stamps can all but come alive.
Below is a photo of yours truly signing the visitor's wall at the Robert Johnson Blues Museum in Crystal Springs, Mississippi.
Post by firstfrog2013 on Jul 13, 2016 17:01:09 GMT
Ron,as most here know I earned a living as a younger man playing music in bars and dives.The crossroads mentioned are most notably memorialized by the great Cream release "Crossroads" featuring Eric Clapton.My long time bandmate had a signature sound that sparked a true tribute to the tune.The crossroads holds special meaning to me .Meet "Jack the Riffer"