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Turning Points: Robert Johnson

Charles Shaar Murray, Daily Telegraph, November 1999

THE LEGEND OF Robert Johnson was a long time in the building, and it was forged by the fusion of his brilliance and his obscurity. He became the grand archetype of the pre-war Mississippi Delta blues singers despite having recorded, during his brief career, a mere 29 songs, few of which were released during his lifetime, and only one of those achieved the status of even a regional hit.

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