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The Resource Robert Johnson : lost and found, Barry Lee Pearson and Bill McCulloch

Robert Johnson : lost and found, Barry Lee Pearson and Bill McCulloch

Label
Robert Johnson : lost and found
Title
Robert Johnson
Title remainder
lost and found
Statement of responsibility
Barry Lee Pearson and Bill McCulloch
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"With just forty-one recordings to his credit, Robert Johnson (1911-38) is widely regarded as one of the greatest performers in the history of blues music. Johnson's vast influence on twentieth-century American music, combined with his mysterious death at the age of twenty-seven, has allowed speculation and myth to obscure the facts of his life. Perhaps the most famous legend in American music depicts a young Johnson standing at a dusty crossroads at midnight and selling his soul to the Devil in exchange for prodigious guitar skills." "In this volume, Barry Lee Pearson and Bill McCulloch examine the full range of writings about Johnson (such as books, articles, and record notes) and sift fact from fiction. They compare conflicting accounts of Johnson's life, weighing them against interviews with blues musicians and others who knew the man. Through their extensive research Pearson and McCulloch uncover a life every bit as compelling as the fabrications and exaggerations that have sprung up around it. In examining Johnson's life and music, and the ways in which both have been reinvented and interpreted by other artists, critics, and fans, Robert Johnson: Lost and Found charts the broader cultural forces that have mediated the expression of African American artistic traditions."--Jacket
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pearson, Barry Lee
Dewey number
  • 782.421643/092
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
ML420.J735
LC item number
P4 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
McCulloch, Bill
Series statement
Music in American life
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Blues musicians
  • Johnson, Robert
Label
Robert Johnson : lost and found, Barry Lee Pearson and Bill McCulloch
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 129-136) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
50339491
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xii, 142 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780252028359
Isbn Type
(Cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2002012714
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Robert Johnson : lost and found, Barry Lee Pearson and Bill McCulloch
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 129-136) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
50339491
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xii, 142 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780252028359
Isbn Type
(Cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2002012714
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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