The Legend Of Robert Johnson
The legend of Robert Johnson has been ingrained in Blues lore. Born in Hazlehurst, Mississippi in 1911, Johnson spent his early years drifting from Delta plantation to plantation, being influenced by various blues musicians. However, because he lacked playing skills, Johnson returned home and married.
Months later he emerged from Hazlehurst without his wife but with an amazing ability to play the guitar. Legend claims Johnson sold his soul to the Devil at the crossroads of Highways 61 and 49 so he could play the Delta blues. His talent took him all over the country and to Canada, but his recordings in 1936 and 1937 guaranteed his fame.