Robert Johnson, “The King of The Delta Blues Singers”, achieved his reputation based on 29 timeless recordings cut for the ARC / Vocalion group of labels at five sessions held between November 23, 1936 and June 20, 1937. The impact of Johnson's combined intense vocals, outstanding guitar skills and songwriting talent introduced a musical and lyrical vocabulary that formed the foundation of modern blues and blues rock that influenced generations of musicians including Muddy Waters, Elmore James, Eric Clapton and The Rolling Stones. Eric Clapton is quoted as saying that “Robert Johnson to me is the most important blues musician who ever lived”. A special 2018 Black Friday offering of Robert Johnson’s iconic 1936 recordings of “Cross Road Blues”/“Ramblin’ On My Mind” reproduced on the Vocalion label with sleeve as a 10” 78 RPM microgroove single."
Release Date: 23 Nov 2018