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"King of the Delta Blues"
The Delta Blues Museum celebrates Robert Johnson’s birthday (b. May 8, 1911). A rare combination of expressive singer, accomplished slide guitar player, and skilled songwriter, Robert Johnson has earned his status as "King of the Delta Blues.” His songs show a total mastery of the Delta blues and have influenced generations of musical artists since his death in 1937, an impact that continues to this day. Once a mysterious, near-mythical figure who was rumored to have sold his soul to the Devil at a crossroads to sing and play so well, recent research has unearthed a personal history.
Check out the current biography, Up Jumped the Devil, which uncovers many previously unknown facts about his life, and Brother Robert: Growing Up with Robert Johnson, a memoir by his step-sister which establishes his personal family history. The Complete Recordings CD collects his 29 songs plus 13 alternate takes, and comes with a booklet of photos and illustrations, as well as a family tree of the music he has influenced.
Learn more about Johnson by visiting the Museum, or through our Explore and Learn feature, a visual biography of his life and music, or take our Virtual Field Trip.
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Come visit! The Delta Blues Museum is open year round, Mon-Sat.
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