Articles tagged robert johnson

‘All Star Western’ Is at Home, Back East

In a longstanding tradition of using company-wide shakeups to offer a new and engaging visions of Jonah Hex, All Star Western offers perhaps the sincerest reboot of the entire New 52 run.

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Rock ‘n’ Roll 101: How to Handle a Dead Young Rock Star

In the wake of Amy Winehouse's death, record industry types and music journalists dusted off their Rock 'n' Roll 101 handbooks, revisiting the chapter on how to report on a Young Rock Star's death. Has it been handled any differently this time around than in the past?

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Rocking Chair Blues: Howlin’ Wolf - “Tell Me”

In this final installment of the Between the Grooves series dedicated to Howlin’ Wolf’s Rocking Chair album, George de Stefano states that Wolf's music is so compelling because it seems such a direct, unmediated expression of his singular personality.

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Robert Johnson: The Centennial of an American Genius

Does any single figure loom as large over an art form as Robert Johnson? This is exciting, joyful noise, brimming with purpose and ingenuity, fun and frightening, enigmatic and awe-inspiring.

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4 May 2011 // 5:52 AM

At the crossroads as Robert Johnson centennial nears

CLARKSDALE, Miss. — The intersection of DeSoto and State streets here doesn’t look like anything special. On the southeast corner of the roads is H

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Rocking Chair Blues: Howlin’ Wolf - “Who’s Been Talkin’”

The blues is full of songs about mean mistreater women, and Howlin' Wolf recorded more than a few. But in "Who's Been Talkin'", Wolf puts the blame for failed love affair on himself.

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Big Head Blues Club: 4 February 2011 - Austin, TX

Sometimes revisiting the influences of the past can be a way to rekindle one's own inspiration and the Robert Johnson material seems to be firing up this crew.

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Chloé: Live at Robert Johnson

Expect no grimey dusty blues here, just dirty, sexy, slick beats.

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Various Artists: The Rough Guide to the Blues

Twenty-two track compilation covers eight decades of blues music, from Mamie Smith to Ali Farke Touré, with mixed results.

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	Robert Johnson: King of the Delta Blues Singers Volume 2

It’s July 2004, nearly 70 years after Robert Johnson’s brief studio time, and Columbia/Legacy is putting out King of the Delta Blues Singers Vol. 2

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"Island of Lemurs: Madagascar" Is Cute but Spooky

// Short Ends and Leader

"This flick is a superficial but eye-popping survey for armchair nature tourists.

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