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OT: New Robert Johnson photo revealed
Posted by: Cristiano Radtke ()
Date: May 20, 2020 23:13



Exclusive First Look at New Photograph of Blues Legend Robert Johnson

Even if he didn’t sell his soul at the Crossroads, the massively influential Mississippi guitarist remains shrouded in mystery. An upcoming memoir from his 94-year-old stepsister brings new depth to Johnson’s mythos—and the third verified picture of him in existence.

BY ANNYE C. ANDERSON

MAY 20, 2020


[www.vanityfair.com]

Re: OT: New Robert Johnson photo revealed
Posted by: Milan ()
Date: May 20, 2020 23:39

Check out that cool chord position.

Re: OT: New Robert Johnson photo revealed
Posted by: stickyfingers101 ()
Date: May 21, 2020 00:40

didn't Keef (supposedly) say the first time he heard RJ: "he's good...but who's the other guy playing w/ him?"

legend.

gonna read this one....I wish my local bookstore was allowed to be open, so I didn't have to give more money to F'n Amazon.

"non-essential"

Re: OT: New Robert Johnson photo revealed
Posted by: Koen ()
Date: May 21, 2020 00:44

Some bookstores offer curbside pickup, you may want to check.

Re: OT: New Robert Johnson photo revealed
Posted by: stickyfingers101 ()
Date: May 21, 2020 00:47

I called 2 weeks ago and it rang and rang....sigh

I'll try again! You inspired me!

Re: OT: New Robert Johnson photo revealed
Posted by: Cooltoplady ()
Date: May 21, 2020 00:57

Quote
Milan
Check out that cool chord position.

Its a C#7 why is that cool?

Re: OT: New Robert Johnson photo revealed
Posted by: Javadave ()
Date: May 21, 2020 01:26

Thanks for sharing this. I look forward to reading the book.

I know someone who claims one of his relatives has another photo of Johnson, passed down from the estate of his grandfather who helped Moses Asch start Folkways Records. This guy doesn’t bullshit, so I’m inclined to believe him. Maybe the release of this one will flush the other one out?

Re: OT: New Robert Johnson photo revealed
Posted by: stickyfingers101 ()
Date: May 21, 2020 01:33

if it's true, he should get it authenticated ASAP....worth $$$$.

RJ photos are probably as rare as Billy the Kid photos.

[www.abc.net.au]

Re: OT: New Robert Johnson photo revealed
Posted by: 24FPS ()
Date: May 21, 2020 01:35

Quote
stickyfingers101
didn't Keef (supposedly) say the first time he heard RJ: "he's good...but who's the other guy playing w/ him?"

/quote]

Keith allegedly said that after Brian played him Johnson for the first time.

Re: OT: New Robert Johnson photo revealed
Posted by: Javadave ()
Date: May 21, 2020 01:52

Supposedly, his uncle is working on getting it authenticated and copyrighted.

Re: OT: New Robert Johnson photo revealed
Posted by: Rockman ()
Date: May 21, 2020 02:14

Another photo ..... How cool ....

thanks cristiano ..............



ROCKMAN

Re: OT: New Robert Johnson photo revealed
Posted by: Cristiano Radtke ()
Date: May 21, 2020 02:33

It looks like he's wearing the same shirt and suspenders.


Re: OT: New Robert Johnson photo revealed
Posted by: Koen ()
Date: May 21, 2020 02:56

Quote
Cristiano Radtke
It looks like he's wearing the same shirt and suspenders.

And the same curtain behind him, must be from the same session. So there were probably more pictures taken...

Re: OT: New Robert Johnson photo revealed
Posted by: roundnround ()
Date: May 21, 2020 03:25

You should also check out the book "Up Jumped the Devil: The Real Life of Robert Johnson", by Bruce Conforth and Gayle Dean Wardlow, which was published last year. It's an incredible, deeply researched book which uncovers more information about Johnson's life than you would believe possible after all these years...

Re: OT: New Robert Johnson photo revealed
Posted by: More Hot Rocks ()
Date: May 21, 2020 03:38

I still think of Robert Johnson as this this old blues legend but he was just a young talented person. He was only 25 or so when he recorded his music.

Re: OT: New Robert Johnson photo revealed
Posted by: Javadave ()
Date: May 21, 2020 03:41

Christiano, in the Vanity Fair article you linked his sister tells the story. He took them himself in a photo booth in Memphis for a nickel apiece, one afternoon when they were hanging out in Memphis. Those two photos are definitely from that afternoon. She held on to the newly surfaced one all these years.

If I recall, the other authenticated one is a photo of Robert sitting with Robert Lockwood Jr.s mom (who Robert Johnson was in a relationship with) and with Robert Jr. and his wife. It appeared about a decade ago.



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Re: OT: New Robert Johnson photo revealed
Posted by: Rockman ()
Date: May 21, 2020 03:52

Here's one for ya .... a few years ago
my good mate Roger decided to take trip
to Southern states of US .... So I asked him
while in Mississippi could he get me small jar
of dirt from a crossroad ....

So yeah Roger gets the dirt okay but when he
eventually gets to LA to fly out they do a
random luggage check on him ... They find the
jar of dirt and ask him what it is and what its all about ....

Totally embarrassed he tries to explain where it's
from and the Johnson devil/crossroad connection ....
They confiscate the dirt ... give him complete security
check over and eventually release him with strict warning ....

We still laugh about it to this day ..... Crossroad Blues but NO dirt



ROCKMAN

Re: OT: New Robert Johnson photo revealed
Posted by: Elmo Lewis ()
Date: May 21, 2020 04:01

Quote
Cristiano Radtke
It looks like he's wearing the same shirt and suspenders.



Forget the devil - look at those fingers!

"No Anchovies, Please"

Re: OT: New Robert Johnson photo revealed
Posted by: Cristiano Radtke ()
Date: May 21, 2020 04:06

Quote
Javadave
Christiano, in the Vanity Fair article you linked his sister tells the story. He took them himself in a photo booth in Memphis for a nickel apiece, one afternoon when they were hanging out in Memphis. Those two photos are definitely from that afternoon. She held on to the newly surfaced one all these years.

If I recall, the other authenticated one is a photo of Robert sitting with Robert Lockwood Jr.s mom (who Robert Johnson was in a relationship with) and with Robert Jr. and his wife. It appeared about a decade ago.

Yes, I read that. I just posted the already known photo for a comparison. smiling smiley

Re: OT: New Robert Johnson photo revealed
Posted by: MrEcho ()
Date: May 21, 2020 12:53

Quote
roundnround
You should also check out the book "Up Jumped the Devil: The Real Life of Robert Johnson", by Bruce Conforth and Gayle Dean Wardlow, which was published last year. It's an incredible, deeply researched book which uncovers more information about Johnson's life than you would believe possible after all these years...
Best book about Robert Johnson by far, including detailed information about the places where he lived and travelled and, finally, detailed information about his passing and burial. He was actually buried twice (in the same spot), because when his folks arrived after the first hurried burial in a pine box, they had him dug up, put in a proper casket and reburied. Incredible book, highly recommended.

Great to finally see a (verified) third photo of the man after several ridiculous cases of photos alleged to show Johnson.

Re: OT: New Robert Johnson photo revealed
Posted by: stickyfingers101 ()
Date: May 21, 2020 16:35

Quote
Rockman
Here's one for ya .... a few years ago
my good mate Roger decided to take trip
to Southern states of US .... So I asked him
while in Mississippi could he get me small jar
of dirt from a crossroad ....

So yeah Roger gets the dirt okay but when he
eventually gets to LA to fly out they do a
random luggage check on him ... They find the
jar of dirt and ask him what it is and what its all about ....

Totally embarrassed he tries to explain where it's
from and the Johnson devil/crossroad connection ....
They confiscate the dirt ... give him complete security
check over and eventually release him with strict warning ....

We still laugh about it to this day ..... Crossroad Blues but NO dirt

it's illegal to take dirt out of the country?

geebus.

Homeland Security hard at work!

Re: OT: New Robert Johnson photo revealed
Posted by: jbwelda ()
Date: May 21, 2020 23:20

I don't think it is illegal and I think they were just displaying an "abundance of caution". I think if Rockmans friend had raised enough of a stink they probably would have let it go. But he probably didn't want to make the situation worse by arguing with them. That's just my take on it...but I don't think its illegal to bring a bit of dirt out of the country. Not yet anyway.

jb

Re: OT: New Robert Johnson photo revealed
Posted by: Rockman ()
Date: May 22, 2020 01:36

Dont worry boys me and Roger can see the
funny side of it .... trying to explain
the reason he had the dirt ....

Robert Johnson... crossroad... selling soul to
devil stuff to LAX airport security ...its a hard sell ...hhhaaaa



ROCKMAN

Re: OT: New Robert Johnson photo revealed
Posted by: CaptainCorella ()
Date: May 22, 2020 02:03

Quote
jbwelda
I don't think it is illegal and I think they were just displaying an "abundance of caution". I think if Rockmans friend had raised enough of a stink they probably would have let it go. But he probably didn't want to make the situation worse by arguing with them. That's just my take on it...but I don't think its illegal to bring a bit of dirt out of the country. Not yet anyway.

jb

But it almost certainly would have been illegal to bring it into Australia!

Mud is supposed to be removed from shoes & boots. When we migrated here we had to have our bikes steam power washed and were basically forbidden from bringing garden tools.

One box we used was an old - very very old (10+ years since used for fruit) - banana box. Inbound Customs were about to destroy the box and its contents, but were persuaded to let the contents through and destroy the box.

--
Captain Corella
50+ Years a Fan

Re: OT: New Robert Johnson photo revealed
Posted by: Cristiano Radtke ()
Date: May 22, 2020 02:07

Quote
Rockman
Dont worry boys me and Roger can see the
funny side of it .... trying to explain
the reason he had the dirt ....

Robert Johnson... crossroad... selling soul to
devil stuff to LAX airport security ...its a hard sell ...hhhaaaa

I can only wonder what could have happened if you had gotten that dirt... grinning smiley

Re: OT: New Robert Johnson photo revealed
Posted by: Rockman ()
Date: May 22, 2020 02:29

what could have happened if you had gotten that dirt...

Probably woulda got a 32-20 and blew that Hellhound offa my trail ....

But Hey yeah .... My dad owned a Terraplane way back in the 40's ...



ROCKMAN

Re: OT: New Robert Johnson photo revealed
Posted by: Rockman ()
Date: May 22, 2020 03:59



What video here ----- [www.youtube.com]



ROCKMAN

Re: OT: New Robert Johnson photo revealed
Posted by: jbwelda ()
Date: May 22, 2020 04:25

oh yeah I forgot about the aussie side, totally would NOT let you bring that in unless you could declare it as some kind of historic dirt or something. Thinking about it more, I bet you could not bring it into USA either, but take it out, heck yeah we got a bunch more for you where the foundation of the border wall is right now.

jb

Re: OT: New Robert Johnson photo revealed
Posted by: jbwelda ()
Date: May 22, 2020 04:26

But it would have some major juju if you did get it in.

jb

Re: OT: New Robert Johnson photo revealed
Posted by: Rockman ()
Date: May 22, 2020 04:29

YEAH .... me want juju ....



ROCKMAN

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