Robert Johnson Newswire (Page 7)

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  1. Colin James has an international hit with Blue HighwaysRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 25, 2017 | Canada.com

    ... find a way to try and connect with the audience by doing whatever so that's what I did. I'd play a couple of Robert Johnson songs and then a couple older songs. We just kept it varied. I think that because the album was getting a fair amount of ...

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  2. Good Little Thing: Joshua Jacobson Talks Bonding-and Recording-with Dickey BettsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 23, 2017 | Guitar World

    ... was it. I flew down and Luke called Dickey at home to tell him he had a friend coming who plays "all of that Robert Johnson and Blind Willie McTell stuff." Dickey told him to come on over, and we showed up with a 5-gallon bucket full of Bud and my ...

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  3. A Guide to Blues Rhythm GuitarRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 23, 2017 | Guitar Player

    ... for the number-one blues guitar rhythm pattern-the boogie shuffle ( Ex. 4 ). Credit goes to Delta blues icon Robert Johnson for adapting this boogie-woogie piano figure to the guitar (check out his "Sweet Home Chicago"), and disciples like Elmore ...

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  4. The Southern Salvation of Adia VictoriaRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 22, 2017 | The Pordland Mercury

    IT'S EASY to forget, in its current whitewashed and sterilized state, that blues music used to be dark and dangerous. From Robert Johnson's hellhounds to Geeshie Wiley's buzzards, there was a time, many decades ago, when blues was the devil's music.

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  5. Bessie Smith -- Bill Dahl's The Art of the Blues: A Visual Treasury...Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 20, 2017 | All About Jazz

    ... such a book be crafted. This was because my pinched perspective shaped by the myth-making of Tommy Johnson, Robert Johnson, Peetie Wheatstraw, Mick Jagger, and every other Dr. Faustus who sold his soul to the Devil, that I failed to see the larger ...

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  6. Big Head Blues Club -- Way Down Inside: Songs of Willie DixonRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 18, 2017 | All About Jazz

    Accordingly, in 2011 the band delved into the blues with their first 'Big Head Blues Club' project, 100 Years of Robert Johnson , which featured guest appearances by , and others. The success of that album led to a limited number of tour dates that same year and in the summer of 2016, under the same moniker, albeit with different but no less invested personnel,-including McKinley " " Morganfield's son Mud, and Ronnie Baker Brooks, offspring of Lonnie Brooks) the ensemble produced Way Down Inside featuring a playlist of songs exclusively composed by , one the most prolific and accomplished songwriters in modern blues and rock n' roll.

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  7. Faena Musical Director Richie Hell Launches Gumbo Limbo Label With Future Blues EPRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 16, 2017 | Miami New Times

    ... saw Walter Hill's Crossroads and it blew me away. I was fascinated by this spiritual power that the music of Robert Johnson had. At that time, I was in a Christian Brothers school having a really bad time, and blues along with heavy metal were what ...

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  8. Otis Taylor tackles racism head-onRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 15, 2017 | Colorado Springs Independent

    ... r Stomach," the trance vibe remains present, albeit in amped-up fashion. File next to: Ali Farka TourA , Robert Johnson, Miles Davis

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  9. A $2 million gift for Museum of Street Culture that's taking root in Dallas' historic 508 Park Ave.Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 15, 2017 | Dallas Morning News

    ... was built in 1929 to house Warner Bros. movies but is best known as one of two spots in which blues legend Robert Johnson recorded in the late 1930s. But as the project has evolved, its scope has grown. That's evidenced by Wednesday's other piece of ...

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  10. Forgotten Guitar: 'Crossroads' and Its Unsung Guitar Hero, Arlen RothRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 13, 2017 | Guitar World

    In early 1984, director Walter Hill contacted Arlen Roth-guitarist, columnist and co-creator of the Hot Licks instructional video series-about a new film he was about to make starring Ralph Macchio. It was to be centered on the blues and present a modern twist on the mythology and legend tied to the late Robert Johnson.

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  11. Read "The History of Rock & Roll, Volume 1: 1920 - 1965" reviewed byRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 11, 2017 | All About Jazz

    ... After 60 years of blues and folk reportage seeking to define the Ur -American Music and thinking it found in Robert Johnson, our romantic aspirations for the intenerate musicians playing house parties throughout Mississippi and Arkansas Deltas were ...

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  12. The Get Down: Measuring the impact of blues music on modern pop cultureRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 9, 2017 | The Janesville Gazette

    ... number of other stories and legends surrounding the entire genre of blues. However, the most famous story was Robert Johnson , whose ingenious and unique guitar style continues to influence musicians to this day. Johnson allegedly signed a Faustian ...

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  13. South Dakota museum awarded ownership ofRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 25, 2017 | MyFoxAtlanta

    ... display at the National Music Museum in Vermillion since 2013. It had been donated by collector and musician Robert Johnson (not the legendary blues artist). But months later, Tennessee-based collector Larry Moss contacted the museum saying he was ...

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  14. South Dakota museum awarded ownership of Elvis Presley guitarRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 24, 2017 | The China Post

    ... display at the National Music Museum in Vermillion since 2013. It had been donated by collector and musician Robert Johnson (not the legendary blues artist). But months later, Tennessee-based collector Larry Moss contacted the museum saying he was ...

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  15. Musicians to perform at Dover libraryRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 24, 2017 | Foster's Daily Democrat

    ... blues guitar of some of the most amazing pickers in early American music, such as Mississippi John Hurt, Robert Johnson, and Big Bill Bronzy. When he plays his guitar, it is as if a piano has magically came alive on the fret board. He also sings and ...

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  16. Exploring Slide Guitar in Open E TuningRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 24, 2017 | Guitar World

    ... offer ceramic slides. Most players "wear" the slide on one of their fret-hand fingers. Delta blues legend Robert Johnson wore a metal slide on his pinkie, as did Johnny Winter, while Duane Allman wore a glass bottle-type slide on his ring finger, as ...

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  17. Music museum owns Elvis guitar, judge rulesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 23, 2017 | The Belfast Telegraph

    ... museum is the legal owner of a guitar played by Elvis Presley. It had been donated by collector and musician Robert Johnson - not the legendary blues artist - but months later, Tennessee-based collector Larry Moss contacted the museum saying he was ...

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  18. It's best to drive if you're goingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 20, 2017 | Daily Journal/Sunday Journal

    This historic marker sits in front of the Delta Blues Museum in Clarksdale, Miss., the town blues legends Robert Johnson, Charlie Patton, Son House, Howlin' Wolf, John Lee Hooker and Muddy Waters, among others, once called home. If you visit, be forewarned: Photography is not allowed in the museum.

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  19. Mendocino Theater Company to host a American Blues StoryaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 12, 2017 | Ukiah Daily Journal

    ... From heartaches to hard times, these deep emotions have especially been expressed in the blues. Going back to Robert Johnson and other bluesmen in the deep south, the program will follow the Mississippi River through Memphis, St. Louis, and Chicago ...

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  20. Mississippi blues club owner hopes to rescue statea s imageRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 16, 2017 | Washington Times

    ... barefoot." But Mr. Luckett , owner of the Ground Zero Blues Club in Clarksdale - the town where legend has it Robert Johnson sold his soul to the devil at "The Crossroads" to become the world's greatest bluesman - hopes that a new ad campaign will ...

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