Monday, May 9, 2011

Robert Johnson

Every time I'm walkin' down the street
Some pretty mama start breakin' down with me

Stop breakin' down
Yes, stop breakin' down
The stuff I got'll bust your brains out, baby
It'll make you lose your mind
(Yesterday was legendary blues singer Robert Johnson's 100th birthday.  Johnson died when he was just 27, and his entire recorded output consists of only 29 songs, but he is considered to be the greatest Delta blues guitarist of all time.  Legend has it that he went to a rural Mississippi crossroads for a midnight rendezvous with the devil, who taught him how to play in exchange for his soul.  This song was covered by the Rolling Stones in 1972 and the White Stripes in 1999.)

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