King Of The Delta Blues Singers
LP | 1961 | US | Reissue (8th)
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Release:1961 / US – Reissue
The story of influential blues musician RobertLeroy Johnson is the stuff of music legend.Stories go that as a young man in ruralMississippi he became part of a Faustian pactwith The Devil to become a blues musician.Whether the tale was true or not does not takeaway from the immense legacy Johnsonbrought with him. Even though his recordingswere released more than a decade and a halfbefore the inception of rock and roll music, theyprovided a solid blueprint for the genre, as wellas guitar techniques that were revolutionary atthe time.Robert Johnson's music was only available onGrammophone singles until 1961, which sawthe release of a definitive compilation ofJohnson's recordings. King Of The Delta BluesSingers was a collection of 16 mono recordingscut from 1936 to 1937, and is widely consideredthe linchpin for the electric blues and blues-rockmovement of the 1960s. The album was acritical smash, a badge of coolness during thetime, and is now considered one of the greatestalbums of all time. It was the first album to beinducted into the Blues Hall of Fame, andgreatly impacted the development of artists likeBob Dylan, John Mayall, and Eric Clapton, whomost famously had a smash hit on rock radiowith his band Cream's cover of "Cross RoadBlues."