The Life and Afterlife of Blues Legend Robert JohnsonBook - 2008
The result of careful research, this stylish biography of infamous blues musician Robert Johnson reveals the real story behind the mythical talent that made him a musical legend. According to some, Robert Johnson learned guitar by trading his soul away to the Devil at a crossroads in rural Mississippi. When he died at age 27 of a mysterious poisoning, many superstitious fans came to believe that the Devil had returned to take his due. This diligent study of Johnson's life debunks these myths, while emphasising the effect that Johnson, said to be the greatest blues musician who ever lived, has had on modern musicians and fans of the blues.
Publisher: Spokane, Wash. : Demers Books, c2008
Characteristics: xvi, 133 p. : ill. ; 21 cm