"Preaching Blues"+Robert Johnson

Early Life

  • Born May 8th, 1911
  • Died August, 1938
  • Grew up in Memphis Tennessee
  • Lived with mothers husband Charles Dodd
  • Little education
  • Learned to play harmonica
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Influences & Time period

  • Son House and other musicians he met in the south were his big influences
  • From traveling doing juke joints in different towns was also a big influence \
  • Just getting over World War 1
  • During the Great Depression
  • Over 15 million people were unemployed
  • Prohibition-1920-1933
  • Stopped people by law from drinking alcohol
  • Ended after 14 years because people refused it
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Their Music

  • Entered in Blues fame in 1980
  • Entered in rock and roll fame in 1986
  • Only had 2 recordings in 1936 and 37 that were released 1990
  • Used a lot of thematic lyrics and intense vocals
  • "Preaching' Blues "
  • "Dust My Broom"
  • "Hellhound on My Trail"
  • "Sweet Home Chicago"
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Interesting facts

  • Used Johnson as his last name because of his real father Noah Johnson
  • Myth- Sold soul to devil for amazing guitar skills
  • Called "King of the Delta Blues"
  • Died at a young age-27 years old
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Picture Citations

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