King Of The Delta Blues Singers (LP)
Artikelnummer: 1953229 / ETH1654H
The story of influential blues musician Robert~~Leroy Johnson is the stuff of music legend.~~Stories go that as a young man in rural~~Mississippi he became part of a Faustian pact~~with The Devil to become a blues musician.~~Whether the tale was true or not does not take~~away from the immense legacy Johnson~~brought with him. Even though his recordings~~were released more than a decade and a half~~before the inception of rock and roll music, they~~provided a solid blueprint for the genre, as well~~as guitar techniques that were revolutionary at~~the time.~~Robert Johnson's music was only available on~~Grammophone singles until 1961, which saw~~the release of a definitive compilation of~~Johnson's recordings. King Of The Delta Blues~~Singers was a collection of 16 mono recordings~~cut from 1936 to 1937, and is widely considered~~the linchpin for the electric blues and blues-rock~~movement of the 1960s. The album was a~~critical smash, a badge of coolness during the~~time, and is now considered one of the greatest~~albums of all time. It was the first album to be~~inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame, and~~greatly impacted the development of artists like~~Bob Dylan, John Mayall, and Eric Clapton, who~~most famously had a smash hit on rock radio~~with his band Cream's cover of "Cross Road~~Blues."