January 12, 2006

WOULD SHOW YOU MORE, BUT IT AIN'T NONE OF MINE:

Letter Confirms Robert Johnson's Dallas Recordings (Associated Press, January 12, 2006)

The discovery of a long-lost letter offers rare insight into Robert Johnson's life and confirms that the bluesman recorded at a downtown Dallas building, music historians say.

Blues fans have long thought Johnson recorded 13 songs in 1937 in a building two blocks east of Dallas City Hall. The building was home to Brunswick Records at the time, but there was no known documentation to confirm where the recordings took place.

That was until San Diego blues enthusiast Tom Jacobson tracked down a 1961 letter unlocking the mystery. [...]

Jacobson donated the letter to the Library of Congress in December. It also includes information about other Johnson tales, such as the night in San Antonio that he asked Law for money to pay a prostitute, and how he was so secretive about his guitar technique that he would face the wall while playing when other musicians were present.


If you'd sold your soul to Satan for a guitar technique would you give it away free?



Posted by Orrin Judd at January 12, 2006 9:42 AM
Comments

Nobody else had his fingers. He needn't have worried.

Posted by: ghostcat at January 12, 2006 6:56 PM

Lord Have Mercy!

Posted by: Robert Schwartz at January 13, 2006 2:04 AM
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