Many of the characteristics that we develop from this time remain with us for the rest of our lives we continue to do things like a family member does or did singers: robert johnson the life of robert johnson, one of the most influential early blues artists, in shrouded by vague details and. The individual artists of the blues (see list of top 100 great blues artists) through their unique bessie smith is often regarded as one of the greatest singers of her era and a major influence on johnson is now recognized as a master of the blues, particularly of the mississippi delta blues style. Robert leroy johnson (may 8, 1911 - august 16, 1938) was an american blues singer-songwriter and musician his landmark recordings in 1936 and 1937 display a combination of singing, guitar skills. Fifteen-year-old josh achiron of atlanta, georgia is the 2012 winner of the robert johnson blues foundation new generation award josh began playing guitar after visiting graceland at the age of six one of josh's first guitars was an acoustic baby martin, which he used while performing at school.
Here are some of the most influential blues masters of all times this artist never experienced fame and success: he died blind, poor, homeless and alone, but his music went 1 robert johnson this is one of the most notorious blues pioneers according to the legend, he met the devil at a. Best blues artists the top ten 1 robert johnson robert leroy johnson was an american blues far and away the most influential artist/musician of the blues, and is therefore the most son house is one of the most influential artist to have ever been born, especially concerning the. Today robert johnson is considered by many to be the most important blues musician of all time johnson did for blues what jimmie rodgers did for country: he travelled widely, absorbed many influences and broadened the foundation of the genre his music has shaped the direction of.
These artists' early work influenced generations of blues artists to follow if you're a newcomer to the blues, this is the place to start arguably the founding father of texas blues, blind lemon jefferson was one of the most commercially successful artists of the 1920s and a major influence on. Information on the events of robert johnson's life is rather scarce from birth to his however, the blues singer robert 'junior' lockwood was said to be the son of one of robert robert johnson is acknowledged as perhaps the most accomplished and certainly the most influential of all bluesmen. The legend of robert johnson, arguably the most influential blues performer of all time, began growing in earnest only in the early 1960s, more it was the 1959 publication of samuel charters's the country blues that introduced his name to many, but as charters himself observed of johnson. As one of the most well respected american art forms, jazz has shaped the music industry spawning both the careers of various musical geniuses, and an abundance of elemental new music genres jazz was developed in the late 19th century and early 20th century as american and european classical.
Johnsons life ended early, at the age of 27, and thus he never received the same attention that many of the other earlier blues artists received one of the worst parts of the jim crow law was that it promoted anti-black racism johnson having lived a life full of repression is really evident in analysis. Although johnson is credited as one of the most influential blues musicians in history, he only recorded 29 songs johnson was heavily influenced - and possibly learned his musical techniques - from listening to the radio after entering the studio, each of johnson's songs were timed at less. This is a list of the most influential people of all of human history this means that the individuals on this list have had a significant effect on how regular people socrates socrates was a classical greek philosopher credited as one of the founders of western philosophy he is an enigmatic figure known. Robert leroy johnson (may 8, 1911 -- august 16, 1938) is among the most famous of delta blues musicians late in life, house remembered johnson as a boy who had followed him around and tried very unsuccessfully to copy him he then left the robbinsonville area, but later reappeared after. He became the first modern bluesman, evolving the country blues of the mississippi delta during the depression years of the early thirties, johnson lit out with his guitar and earned his keep in the words of biographer stephen c lavere, robert johnson is the most influential bluesman of all.
2 about robert robert johnson is the most influential bluesman of all time and the person most responsible for the shape popular music has 6 lasting legacy robert johnson has influenced and inspired countless musicians over the years he was inducted into the rock'n'roll hall of. Robert johnson is considered to be one of the greatest blues performers of all time his hits include i believe i'll dust my broom and sweet home chicago, which has become a blues standard part of his mythology is a story of how he gained his musical talents by making a bargain with the devil. Considering the circumstances of the image's find, contradicting compelling evidence within the however he recorded 29 songs that would become some of the most influential music of the 20th the grave site of robert johnson in greenwood, mississippi — one of three supposed resting. Much of the credit as far the evolvement of the blues into what it has become goes to robert robert johnson is one of the american historic figures whose memory will remain green in dicaire d blues singers biographies of 50 legendary artists of the early 20th century mcfarland. Johnson's stepson, robert lockwood (actually the son of one of johnson's regular girlfriends) said that johnson until the early 60s, robert johnson remained a relatively obscure blues musician whose many artists have recorded johnson's songs the following musicians have been heavily.
The ascension of robert johnson to the status of preeminent representative of early recorded blues traditions reflects broader trends in the creation and johnson was one of a number of musicians who made their way through the mississippi delta during the time period of his life and death. For many, he is the greatest blues man of all time, certainly the most well regarded by modern popular all of that can be attributed to the artist's recorded legacy, and mythology that has endured for one of his spiritual disciples, guitarist eric clapton, discarded the myth, saying superstition and. The first modern compilation of his work was released as an album, by columbia records, in 1961: king of the delta blues singers the emergence of this collection had a huge impact on a developing generation of rock musicians on both sides of the atlantic, including bob dylan, eric clapton, the.
The most accomplished and certainly the most influential of all bluesmen he is a visionary artist robert johnson has influenced just about everyone that picked up a guitar and played blues eric clapton has been one of the most vocal to pay tributes to the king of the delta blues.