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Robert Johnson





Robert Johnson was the most legendary blues artist of all time. He combined great vocal ability, intricate solo guitar accompaniment, and a blazing slide technique to forge his own style. His uncanny skills gave rise to the notion that he had sold his soul to the Devil. He recorded a mere 30 sides in 1936 before he was poisoned to death in his late twenties, but his legacy is a fount of inspiration for blues artists to this day.