Tag Archives: Robert Johnson

Satan Said Dance: Six Songs for the Devil on Halloween

October 31st. It’s a day for candy, costumes, and pumpkins, right? Well, if ’80s slasher films have taught us anything, it’s also a time for Satan to take your soul, or something, right? (Unless you’re a virgin teen… isn’t that how it works?) While the origins of Halloween have no definitive version — some sayRead more…

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KEXP Documentaries: Blues for Hard Times – “Crossroad Blues” by Robert Johnson

Robert Johnson is known as the “Grandfather of Rock n Roll”.  Whether or not this Delta bluesman from the 1930’s invented the chords that rock and roll was built on is debatable. But there is no doubt that the 29 songs he recorded in 1936 and 1937 influenced the writing of the most famous namesRead more…

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