Posts Tagged ‘The Blues’

The Low-Down, No-Good, Middlin’ Blues

July 5, 2008

Meet Robert Johnson, the “Grandfather of Rock n’ Roll” and my current musical obsession.  He’s from the Mississippi Delta.  My people are from the Mississippi Delta.   And that’s about all we have in common, because whereas I’m a Jack of all trades and a master of none, Robert Johnson was and remains one of the best at what he chose to do – playing the Blues.  The man made up his mind to break loose of the sharecropping life he was born into and make a go at musical infamy.  In the process he helped create the Blues and pave the way for Rock n’ Roll.  How’d he do it?  He sold his soul to the Devil, of course. (more…)