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Robert Johnson : lost and found

Author: Barry Lee Pearson; Bill McCulloch
Publisher: Urbana, Ill. : University of Illinois Press ; Chesham : Combined Academic [distributor], 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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With just forty-one recordings to his credit, Robert Johnson (1911-38) is a giant in the history of blues music. Johnson's vast influence on twentieth-century American music, combined with his  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Robert Johnson; Robert Johnson
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barry Lee Pearson; Bill McCulloch
ISBN: 9780252075285 0252075285
OCLC Number: 181827354
Notes: Originally published: 2003.
Description: pages
Contents: The making of a paper trail --
Our hero --
The anecdotes --
Early notices --
The Reissue project, phase one --
Reissue, phase two --
Myth eclipses reality --
Reissue, phase three, or fifteen minutes of fame --
A myth to the twenty-first century --
Satan and sorcery --
The song texts --
A house of cards --
Who was he, really?
Responsibility: Barry Pearson and Bill McCulloch.

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"A reminder that Johnson's talent was enough; he didn't need the devil's help to become a legend."--Library Journal "Pearson and McCulloch examine a number of the commentaries on Johnson since his Read more...

 
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