Robert Johnson: Lost and Found

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University of Illinois Press, 2003 - Biography & Autobiography - 142 pages
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With just forty-one recordings to his credit, Robert Johnson is a giant in the history of blues music. Johnson's vast influence on twentieth-century American music, combined with his mysterious death at the age of twenty-seven, has allowed speculation and myths to obscure the facts of his life.

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Robert Johnson: lost and found

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Despite American legend, George Washington never chopped down the cherry tree, Billy the Kid was just a petty hood, and Robert Johnson never sold his soul to the devil. Here, Pearson (English ... Read full review

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User Review  - Simon Sweetman - Goodreads

Does an okay job of picking through the myths and folklore and celebrates the strengths of Johnson as a writer/performer while pointing out the weaknesses in so many of the stories that contribute to the very little we really know about him and his actual standing. Read full review

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Barry Lee Pearson is a Professor of English and American studies at the University of Maryland at College Park.

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