The Blues Biography

The Blues Biography

by Robert "P-Nut" Johnson

CD

Overview

Robert Johnson may not have been as innovative in the country blues field as many people think, but as one of the last of the great Delta players to record, he brought a late-era refinement to his material, and with striking songs like "Stones in My Passway," "Hellhound on My Trail," and the assured, brilliant "Love in Vain," he certainly deserves his lofty position in the early blues canon. This 24-track set is a little hit or miss ("Last Fair Deal Gone Down" and "Crossroads Blues," for instance, are not included) and since there are so many Johnson sets on the market (all, of course, containing the same exact sides from the 1930s), there really is no compelling reason to choose this one.

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