Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Robert Johnson

"Hellhound on My Trail" is an original blues song recorded by a young drifter from the Mississippi Delta, Robert Johnson, in Dallas, Texas on Sunday, June 20, 1937, one of ten songs recorded in his second and last recording session for RCA. By the fall of 1938 Johnson was dead, at the age of 27.

According to legend, Johnson sold his soul to the devil in a Faustian deal at the crossroads in return for his musical talent. This song fuels the mystery and lore surrounding him as it suggests a man in the grip of evil, and his deal with the devil has become part of popular culture. Rolling Stone magazine considers Johnson's version of the song "essential listening"

Posted by Bluesun2600

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