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"robert johnson" Discussed on Rock N Roll Archaeology

Rock N Roll Archaeology

06:01 min | 7 months ago

"robert johnson" Discussed on Rock N Roll Archaeology

"That is authentic was authenticated as being held so We've kind of come to the end here. But who what did we learn? Nothing. For an hour and a half. Because, we really don't know much. About Robert Johnson, it's all secondhand information it's also to. Embellishment, it's all subject to outright lies and almost none of it can be proven I. think the only thing we really take from this are you never know we talked about this a little bit do when you and I did the Deniro Oh episode last December you don't necessarily have to be a huge name in your lifetime to be a huge influence on other people you know Robert Johnson died I mean he was tanner wondering musician? Hey, sold about five thousand records in his entire lifetime. More than twenty years passed before almost anybody outside of the Mississippi Delta even knew who he was. Okay. But he is one of the most influential talents in the history of music. So you can become an inspiration for people who who com- decades after you're passing and become become a huge star much lighter. You can do that without attaining a lot of success in your lifetime. You can also do it without making a deal with the devil and that's all I got. All right. Well, I mean yeah. Thanks for thanks for nothing Joe. So. So what what are you guys Mike? All this supposed to crack the code I gave this to you. So you can find everything out about Robert Johnson possibly conjure up his spirit so we can ask him some questions I'm any failed. Failed. Failed and you suck. You know what you're getting for Christmas. What's? Smack in the face. You know it's okay. So I think that my final thoughts on Mister Johnson are that how how much do we know about anybody from? Anyone who wasn't a name in society from one hundred, ten years ago you know almost nothing. Almost, not like just random people and what's interesting is I sometimes brings podcasts up others. podcast episode on the pandemic a pandemic, but he hearken back to the Spanish flu of. Nineteen Nineteen Nineteen Eighteen nineteen twenty. One, hundred years ago the early part of Wash Century right and there he read a letter from woman. They had found about the the Spanish influenza and Dan actually has like a full research team behind him. They found this letter from this woman who spoke about society in Boston. and. He tried to find out more about her story and just couldn't. So we have a letter from this woman who's documenting this important period in time, and we know almost nothing about her specifically he tried to find death records, marriage certificates, any kind of public records, and he just couldn't. And so you know for. For us to have this mystique about Robert Johnson is very interesting but it's also kind of frustrating because he was a person who lived he was a human being who had like who had passions who had love, who just happened to make some recordings and somehow managed to get this south idea attached to his life well, and the thing is if he'd been. Known in his lifetime we would know a little more about him. You know Jimmy Rogers died I think five years before Robert Johnson didn't wait. We have some records of him because he played he was a known quantity. He played concerts he put out records some records about his movement and where he played in his life story if Johnson had been in a dig, there weren't quite media markets nineteen thirty something. But if he would if he lived in New York or Chicago maybe we would know a little bit more about him but this was a mostly poor wondering musician who played in clubs. Yes but I know the deep South in the early nineteen hundreds that lends itself to US knowing almost nothing about him. Yeah at. But we also know more about Scott Joplin than we do about him. That's you know close to you. There are there are some musicians from that era who we are familiar with and know a little bit about, but they attained success in their lifestyle and Robert Johnson really did. I mean. We're lucky to have those twenty seven recordings. Sure sure and and I can't say enough about the fact that those masters were saved. That's amazing and and it's a it's. A gift basically to to to music fans that were to come after Johnson died. Yeah. So that's all I got. All right. Well, good episode good episode. So I'll pass on our social stuff. So if you guys want to check out those photos or anything, we talk about you know go free to hop over there. 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"robert johnson" Discussed on Rock N Roll Archaeology

Rock N Roll Archaeology

07:34 min | 7 months ago

"robert johnson" Discussed on Rock N Roll Archaeology

"Okay Robert Johnson's traveling Riverside Blues that was from that King of the Delta Blues Album was put out in nineteen sixty one huge influence on Eric. Clapton and led Zeppelin. Also members of fleetwood MAC and the rolling stones both heard that in the early nineteen sixties hugely influenced by all those of course were from England stateside Fella I'm Robert. Some of you might on his Bob Dylan. Points to that record as having made a huge impact on the I can absolutely see that with Bob Dylan for someone like fleetwood Mac it's a little bit less obvious. We're getting a clear that people say, Oh, they're huge influence on me but like we don't know if they're talking about melodic -ly or semantically you know what kind of Of course. Early, fleetwood MAC sounds very different than the fleetwood most people are familiar with. Yeah because I'm I'm more familiar with dreams rumors almost every almost everybody is, but you go back to the very early Fleetwood, Mac, Peter Island grain and four Buckingham and Nicks joined and it was you hear the you would hear the similarities probably a lot more there. The rest of his recordings were released about ten years later in a second volume. He was inducted into the Blues and rock and Roll Hall of Fame's He was actually the inaugural rock and Roll Hall of fame induction glass long table like Elvis Presley. So By this time his his place in music history was was pretty well cemented but in nineteen ninety, the complete recordings was released. It contained all twenty nine of Robert Johnson songs in one collection including all alternate tanks because he did do alternate takes of some of his songs. It was a surprising hit going double platinum. And winning and winning a grammy I would've been. Like grammy to death like posthumous that? It has to be because he won the grammy in Nineteen ninety-one he died in nineteen, thirty eight. Fifty foot fifty three years that has to be I can't imagine there's been a bigger out now. We could look that that's gotta be right up there. Definitely. Okay. So it was the surprising hit it double platinum. It wins a grammy so not surprisingly. Once his work and legacy began running a lot of money. There was a protracted legal dispute over his estate because money makes people. Act, stupid. Johnson had no will when he died which kind of set this up I guess in One Thousand Ninety Eight Mississippi Supreme Court ruled that a man named Claude Johnson, a retired truck driver living. In Crystal Springs Mississippi was the illegitimate son of Robert Johnson and that he was his sole heir. Apparently. That is me worthy information. It is and he was apparently per his claim, the result of a relationship that Johnson had with ninety virjee Jane Smith. Most of the surviving man, his family people who who legitimately related to Datsun. think that's made up of course maybe they're saying that 'cause I just won't I don't know. As with everything with John, there's just a gigantic question mark. There was apparently somebody who verified. An older person who bear oh yeah. Yeah and his the clouds momma she dated Robert Johnson that's definitely his baby Any Anderson who wrote the the brother Robert Book said that she's looked at pictures of the two side by side and she doesn't think that they look anything alike. So you kind of take all that for what's worth I mean I think the problem stems from the fact that you know if you knew where he was buried, you could pull DNA and starting asking for this but because. We don't know where he's actually legitimately buried. You can't zoom the Vanni to find out who the next Aquinas. That right that that's another variable that you have to figure into this. Okay. So if you actually I'm not going to go any further into the legal dispute 'cause, I'm we could do one whole podcast just on the legal dispute over Johnson's you can just Google Robert Johnson. Next to can Robert Dotson. Lawsuit whatever and you can do you can do a ton of reading on this topic if you're interested in it. You likewise, I'm only gonNA touch on this. But you could read reams and reams and reams of stories about this. There's controversy over photographs that are purported to be of Johnson. Now until the nineteen eighties, it was believed that there were no images of Johnson that no pictures of him existed three were eventually located his half sister. Carey Thompson found to one of them is known as quote, the dime store photo and one is called the quite the studio portrait. The quote student portrait is one that you may have seen of Johnson of him. It's him wearing a suit and tie and holding guitar. The quote dime store picture is the one. You may have seen of him holding a guitar and he has a cigarette pursed his lips. We're looking down right now. Okay. All right. Well, now in two thousand, eight Vanity Fair published a picture which purported to show Johnson musician johnny shines. Forensic Artists Lowest Gibson claimed its authenticity was valid as did they Johnson Estate? Music historians however say that it's fake. Is it this one can you can use? It? Yes. It's the one that you're showing me. Musical. We will put all three of these pictures up on our instagram and it will also be as the show picture. We'll post all three of those pictures on our facebook and instagram. So you guys can check them out go because music historian said that that is in fact not Robert. Johnson not Johnny Johns and. There are some problems with the picture. Okay. So they say that the clothes they are wearing would have indicated that the picture was taken later than Johnson lived they also say that the two of them supposedly didn't meet until about nineteen thirty seven am the slowest Gibson has pinpointed this picture as being taken in nineteen, thirty, three or nineteen, thirty four. So before Johnson Inchon's met one another honey boy Edwards said that that's not Johnson the journey said that's not Shawn's either so. Go figure the FAM- The state says it is various people who knew him and music store inside the it is not him okay. So then Gibson said there was a another picture and authenticated it which showed Johnson has one time wife. COLETTA and two other people facial recognition experts and blues historians say that they pick doesn't back not show Johnson however this year a third picture of Johnson was authenticated. which was provided by Anderson who wrote the the brother Robert Book. So there's pretty universal agreement. The one that Anderson produced is a picture of Robert Dotson isn't so. This one. I think so. Yes. That's one.

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"robert johnson" Discussed on Pantheon

Pantheon

07:34 min | 7 months ago

"robert johnson" Discussed on Pantheon

"Okay Robert Johnson's traveling riverside. Blues that was from that King of the Delta Blues Album was put out in nineteen sixty one huge influence on Eric Clapton and led Zeppelin also members of fleetwood Mac and the rolling stones both heard that in the early nineteen sixties hugely influenced by all those of course were from England stateside fella? I'm Robert. Some of you might on his Bob Dylan. Points to that record as having made a huge impact on the I can absolutely see that with Bob Dylan for someone like fleetwood Mac it's a little bit less obvious. We're getting a clear that people say, Oh, they're huge influence on me but like we don't know if they're talking about melodic -ly or semantically you know what kind of Of, course. Early fleetwood Mac sounds very different than the fleetwood most people are familiar with. Yeah because I'm I'm more familiar with dreams rumors almost every almost everybody is, but you go back to the very early fleetwood Mac. Peter. Allan Grain for Buckingham and Nicks joined and it was you hear the you would hear the similarities probably a lot more there. The rest of his recordings were released about ten years later in a second volume. He was inducted into the Blues and rock and Roll Hall of Fame's He was actually the inaugural rock and Roll Hall of fame induction glass long table like Elvis Presley. Up By. This time his his place in music history was was pretty well cemented but in nineteen ninety, the complete recordings was released. It contained all twenty nine of Robert Johnson songs in one collection including all alternate tanks because he did do alternate takes of some of his songs. It was a surprising hit going double platinum. and. Winning and winning a grammy I would've been. Like grammy to death like posthumous that. It has to be because he won the grammy in Nineteen ninety-one he died in nineteen, thirty eight. Fifty foot fifty three years that has to be I can't imagine there's been a bigger out now. We could look that that's gotta be right up there. Definitely. Okay. So it was the surprising hit it double platinum. It wins Grammy. So not surprisingly. Once, his work and legacy began running a lot of money. There was a protracted legal dispute over his estate because money makes people act stupid. Johnson had no will when he died which kind of set this up, I guess in One Thousand Ninety Eight Mississippi Supreme Court ruled that a man named Claude Jackson a retired truck driver living in crystal. Springs Mississippi was the illegitimate son of Robert Johnson and that he was his sole heir. Apparently that is me worthy information. It is and he was apparently per his claim, the result of a relationship that Johnson had with Virjee Jane Smith Most of the surviving members of his family people who who legitimately related to Datsun. think that's made up. Of course maybe they're saying that 'cause I just won't I don't know. We as with everything with John, there's just a gigantic question mark. There was apparently somebody who verified. An older person who bear oh yeah. Yeah and his the clouds momma she dated Robert Johnson. That's definitely his baby Any Anderson who wrote the the brother Robert Book said that she's looked at pictures of the two side by side and she doesn't think that they look anything alike. So you kind of take all that for what's worth I mean I think the problem stems from the fact that you know if you knew where he was buried, you could pull DNA and starting asking for this but because. We don't know where he's actually legitimately buried. You can't zoom the Vanni to find out who the next Aquinas. That right there. That's another variable that you have to figure into this. Okay. So if you actually I'm not going to go any further into the legal dispute I'm we could do one whole podcast just on the legal dispute over Johnson's you can just Google Robert Johnson next to can Robert Dotson lawsuit whatever and you can do you can do a ton of reading on this topic if you're interested in it You likewise I'm only gonNA touch on this. But. You could read reams and reams and reams of stories about this. There's controversy over photographs that are purported to be of Johnson. Now until the nineteen eighties, it was believed that there were no images of Johnson that no pictures of him existed three were eventually located his half sister Carey Thompson found to one of them is known as quote, the dime store photo and one is called the quite the studio portrait. The the quote student portrait is one that you may have seen of Johnson of him. It's him wearing a suit and tie and holding guitar. The quote dime store picture is the one. You may have seen of him holding a guitar and he has a cigarette between his lips. We're looking down right now. Okay. All right well, now in two thousand, eight Vanity Fair published a picture which purported to show. Johnson musician johnny shines. Forensic Artists Lowest Gibson claimed its authenticity was valid as did they Johnson Estate? Music historians however say that it's fake. Is it this one can you can use? It yes it's the one that you're showing me. Musical, we will put all three of these pictures up on our instagram and it will also be as the show picture. We'll post all three of those pictures on our facebook and instagram. So you guys can check them out go because music historian said that that is in fact not Robert Johnson not Johnny Johns and that there are some problems with the picture. Okay. So they say that the clothes they are wearing would have indicated that the picture was taken later than Johnson lived they also say that the two of them supposedly didn't meet until about nineteen thirty seven am the slowest Gibson has pinpointed this picture as being taken in nineteen, thirty, three or nineteen, thirty four. So before Johnson Inchon's met one, another honey boy Edwards said that that's not Johnson the journey said that's not Shawn's either so. Go figure the FAM- The state says it is various people who knew him and music store inside the it is not him. Okay. So then Gibson said there was a another picture and authenticated it which showed Johnson has one time wife Coletta and two other people facial recognition experts and blues historians say that they pick doesn't back not show Johnson. However this year, a third picture of Johnson was authenticated. which was provided by Anderson who wrote the the brother Robert Book so there's pretty universal agreement. The one that Anderson produced is a picture of Robert, Dotson, isn't so This one. I think so. Yes. That's the one.

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"robert johnson" Discussed on Rock N Roll Archaeology

Rock N Roll Archaeology

05:18 min | 7 months ago

"robert johnson" Discussed on Rock N Roll Archaeology

"ADDS a name. Okay. You know we're just GONNA move on. So people like Reich cooder. Believed that it actually had more to do with acoustics then with him having been nervous or shy or not wanting to perform in front of other people hate that apparently a lot of early artists would use this technique. Performing, facing a wall or a corner, our corner they called corner loading apparently gave you a tiny little bit of verb and a little bit of an echo effect. I, guess that there was no way that you could get. Through studio technology at that time among the psalms that he lied down in that session were come on in my kitchen kind hearted woman crossroad blues I. Believe I'll dust my broom and Tara Plane Blues. The latter was among his very first release. It is to reply blows along with last fair deal gone down and those two were probably the only recordings he ever made that he actually heard. Terrifying terrifying blues was actually a regional hit selling about five thousand copies, and at this point you're talking solely on seventy eight RPM I would presume now. So it wasn't much of a hit, but it's the the biggest the closest he came to one in his lifetime anyway, tear playing blues uses a core as a metaphor for sex, and it doesn't do it in an especially subtle way either table his idea that all all blues music is about. She left me and I'm saying it's like, no, a lot of it's about doing drugs and drank in and chasing skirts, and some of them are funny and some of them are. They laced subtle things that you can imagine. Like, terrible and blues as you're here, just a second when we play it is is one of those. It's not there the veil that that is covering. That is extremely thin. This being the only song that was any sort of hit it. All Robert datsuns lifestyle. Let's go ahead and listen to that one now. So this is Robert Johnson with the the closest thing he had to a hit of any kind in his twenty, seven years on planet earth this is called.

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What Have We Learned From Elijah Wald's Escaping The Delta

Rock N Roll Archaeology

04:02 min | 10 months ago

What Have We Learned From Elijah Wald's Escaping The Delta

"It's time to let it roll. This is your host Nate Wilcox and we're doing a special. What have we learned episode once again with my friend and colleague Dr? Larry Campbell Yuri welcome back. Good to be here can't get good so today. We're GONNA. Look back on. Elijah Wald's book escaping the Delta and my interview that we did with him. and. We picked us up this book in that episode because. Other than Ed. Ward who basically taught me everything I. Know about analyzing music is a cultural history. Elijah Wald's books, this one and how Beatles destroyed rock and roll, which we'll talk about the next episode of what have we learned. Really expanded my mind because it took. It's a revisionist take on what has been disagree romanticized history of Robert Johnson, and the Delta Blues and found walls attempts to reevaluate Johnson. From the perspective of his peers and contemporaries, basically the black African that African American Blues Fan of the Nineteen Thirties and. Rather than from the perspective of generally white blues, fans of the nineteen sixties to now so it just totally blew my mind I tried to capture that to great interview. But the main point that the book put across that Robert Johnson was just a human being who sang and played beautifully. He wasn't a mythical figure. That probably wasn't really devil at the crossroads he wasn't. A country Bumpkin? He was a sophisticated sharp-dressed cat who travelled widely who listen to all kinds of music, not just what he heard live in the delta, but listen to the radio listener guards and learn so having said all that. How do you think we did did did I get that across in the interview with walled? Yeah, I think the book and the interview with Wall. You know Really, helps a flesh out. You know the the basic ideas that you were just talking about. And really helps to make it clear. that you know the blues artists of the late Twenties and early thirties in the early twenties really. Physically people that they were professionals. That they were participating in You know the creation of. New Cultural forms new sort of musical expressions. While at the same time. trying to freeze their audiences. Who had know? Fairly sophisticated demand and varying labs. Right so that the artists themselves as you suggested had to have A. Wide ranging set of skills, they had to have been aware of those sort of traditional musical expressions, and you know like in the case of the blues, things like Hollers and loans, and that sort of thing well also being aware of of popular music. Which by the nineteen thirties you're talking about. Artists like Duke. Ellington and Louis Armstrong and and People that are appearing in films on the radio, etc.. And so the picture of Blues. As this sort of backwater expression. Rural Culture Coming from people who were simply oppressed and trapped and you know on some level were expected to the ignorance. And poverty stricken just didn't hold you know I mean. You couldn't can be successful blues artists if you travel the country and rags. showed up at. Various venues unable to relate to modernizing audiences. And I think I think the book captures that really well. and. I thought your interview with Wall. Made that clear.

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"robert johnson" Discussed on Pantheon

Pantheon

05:23 min | 11 months ago

"robert johnson" Discussed on Pantheon

"But bruins was all about a big life. He opened the doors for blues. Men The tour in Europe. He got critical praise and standing ovations over there and got other people to come over, and and in that became a regular trip over for people like Sonny Terry and Brownie mcghee, and Pete Seagram and Muddy, and all the gang from Chess John Lennon of the Beatles also cited Brune Z. as an early influence, but he recorded two hundred twenty four songs in a fifteen year career and And that's a pretty pretty amazing output for that time next up on our hit parade. Is Albert Hunter you remember her? We talked to her about the foundation of Women in rock and roll did her career thought it was over right and became a nurse and worked as a nurse for years before resuming her career in one, thousand, nine, hundred, seventy, seven, it just one of those one of those names that comes up again and along with Bessie Smith, she was gay or bisexual. And that was taboo in those days, and it caused a lot of personal problems that caused her to shy away from the spotlight. Again I think what's most impressive about Alberta's the fact that she was able to take the money that she made from her work save it up, being able to put enough away to pay for an education become a nurse. Nurse and then do what she wanted to do until she and she probably sang, lot went to church, saying did all of that and continue to sink throughout her life, she got back into it, and then she got back into it and just fine-tuned chops again our next person that we want to talk about here. We don't have a birthday for Charlie pack. He died April eighth nineteen. Thirty, four Delta, blues was his thing hundreds. Yeah, I would definitely, and they're just not sure when seventies. Many to be the father of the Delta Blues because he obviously was before Robert Johnson, and he's one of those guys that Robert Johnson looked up to when he was trying to make his way to be in the hot gun lot of conjecture about his mixed heritage. He was part African American and part. We think we were talking about it. We think Cherokee Cherokee. We definitely looks. They said they weren't sure if his ancestry included Mexican. American or Cherokee American. The native indigenous to the land, he his ability to throw his voice. We talked about the power, the voice gain from maybe singing in church that he influenced largely people like Howling Wolf, and with his Hollarin' kind of sound. You know he was a big influence to Jimi Hendrix to with his guitar play, and he was the guy who played behind his back, and all that stuff. That's right. That's right then we get back to the Mississippi's. There were two guys who went by the name. Mississippi John Hurt who was born in eighteen, ninety three self taught worked as a sharecropper started playing dances and parties like so many guys did any integrate finger picking style? The people loved. Made sides for Okay Records Division of Columbia and the twenties nothing really worked out for him as far as like having a big hit record that he could you know by the farm with the money or anything like that? They located him in one, thousand, nine, hundred, sixty, three, and they guys, Dick, spotswood and Tom Hoskins, and they want him to move to DC, so they could record them for the library. Congress and sixty four was part of the American folk. Blues Revival where was all tied together and that really helped people to rediscover law? The Blues Man of John Hurts Era He played in the university coffeehouse circuit. He played at folk festivals and. Things like that and it was a real great spokesman for the Delta Blues Recorded Albums for Vanguard Records His songs are also ended up on albums by Dylan. Dave Van Rock Jerry Garcia.

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"robert johnson" Discussed on Pantheon

Pantheon

05:49 min | 11 months ago

"robert johnson" Discussed on Pantheon

"For quite a long time until he died in nineteen, sixty five, and he was one of the guys that a lot of seventy suburban high school kids who were falling in love with the blues discovering. That's how I found him. One thing that is not Remember the fire that they had at universal their storage facility. We need to do an episode on that we will, but we can include the story of Sonny. Boy Msn in there, too, because his work was among those lost in the fire. Buddy I, WanNa take a break but I got a little thing I. WanNa give you hear a little thought I'm Robert Johnson. Who is really the big figure here? There were a large number of blues, players, men, and some very important women who had created the desire for blues, mastery in the Robert Johnson versus the devil legend Johnson's clearly the master of the Delta Blues. There are other regions as well Texas the Piedmont other country regions birthing developing their local versions of the blues. Sometimes, it was timing. That's at the John, part or instrumentation, but the commonality to all of it is the feeling you get. When you listen to the blues and Marcus, you know when I'm thirsty where I'M GONNA head whenever I need a frosty coup, delicious craft beer I'm talking about crooked eye brewery right in the heart of Pat Burrow the place that is open now and able to seat people outdoors on the freshly paved beer, garden and music inside a couple of nights. They're still doing the. The online open mic a couple nights to the best way to find out what's going on. A crooked eye is to go to their social media page facebook. It's crooked eye brewery easy to find, and it'll tell you how to get to their brewery right there at York in Montgomery in the heart of Hambro. Tell you what I'm excited to head up to hat borough. Borough and enjoy one of those cold pints. They have some really really good beers, and I'm curious to see what they've been doing. As far as brew making during the Pandemic, Oh Jeff's been busy I. Know that in he and and Paul had been keeping the brewery going and we're excited to see that life is starting to return to semi normal. They're crooked eye some. Some nice cold be read on the patio and if you don't feel safe sitting around with everybody else enjoying the Bruschi, you can always bring your growl, or they'll fill your crowder, or they've got sixteen ounce cans already made free and ready to go. Crooked is serving the cure for what ails you since twenty fourteen, and we thank them for their support of a podcast..

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"robert johnson" Discussed on KFI AM 640

KFI AM 640

01:45 min | 11 months ago

"robert johnson" Discussed on KFI AM 640

"Robert Johnson the third says that legislative action could happen later today Mississippi is the latest state in the country to have a flag that features the Confederate emblem or the last date I should say are men of attack Mexico city's police chief warning him in killing two of his bodyguards a bystander was also killed in that attack early this morning security video on the three word happen shows a group of heavily armed men in an open back truck disguised as a work vehicle an SUV blocking off the road to shoot that Omar Garcia's armored vehicle twelve people were arrested after the gun fight the police chief later posted a message on Twitter blaming the police code new generation cartel for what he called a cowardly attack the crash in Anaheim in the ninety one what's been said if you're putting your foot in it looks like everything just made it to the right shoulder things are pretty heavy still coming away from about lemon as I make it a ride into north Hollywood still got some road work here north and south of the one seventy between magnolia Burbank Boulevard where the two right lanes are coned off any direction also got crash every anything nor walks on the I. five freeway this is northbound by ready to beat real highway everything the center divider but things are pretty slow from just beyond Rosecrans seven side often on the lease continue from Westfield Boulevard the seven ten freeway speaking of which seven ten freeway northbound side in between Florence and the five Catherine's working there in the far right lane causing a backup in the area and things are slowing down to be heading to corona you spend ninety one from service but over to the fifteen K. find this guy helps get you there faster frame Jaylen white Ford the first off your forecast next Hey Gary how are things things are great but I crush my mortgage payment with.

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What a Great Wealth Transfer Means For the American Economy

Derek Hunter

02:47 min | 1 year ago

What a Great Wealth Transfer Means For the American Economy

"One of the justifications for the current racial protests is that America was once a slave nation and because of that the country including the taxpayers should it give blacks so called reparations has just reported African American billionaire Robert Johnson calling for fourteen trillion dollars in reparations Mr Johnson made history as the country's first black millionaire after selling his B. E. T. network to Viacom in two thousand one Johnson goes on to say quote wealth transfers what's needed think about this since two hundred plus years or so of slavery labour taken with no compensation is a wealth transfer dial in access to education which is a primary driver of accumulation of income and wealth is a wealth transfer the problem with that quote is that there is no denial of education in contemporary America yes there is bad education but that's the fault of politicians not the taxpayer let's look at some stats black Americans comprise about twelve percent of the population thirty eight million people that number includes four million black immigrants from places like Africa and the Caribbean fourteen trillion for the country's thirty eight million African Americans would be three hundred sixty eight thousand four hundred twenty one dollars per person three hundred sixty eight thousand and that kind of reparation payments even spread over years would badly damage America's economy we simply do not have enough tax money to come close to paying that and then there is fairness what about reparations for other groups injured in the past such as native Americans if you read my upcoming book killing Crazy Horse you will vividly see the suffering of the Indians how about the descendants of the three hundred sixty thousand union soldiers killed in the civil war are they entitled to compensation polls say more than sixty percent of Americans reject reparations only about a third support the payments but clearly our country should stop the corruption and design a superior public school

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5 Music Podcasts You Need to Hear This Week

Feedback with EarBuds

02:42 min | 1 year ago

5 Music Podcasts You Need to Hear This Week

"This week's theme music a worthy lifelong companion. The curator is Paul or fiscal. The head Honcho music matters much newsletter. Here's why Paul chose this theme he says music is one of life's great joys. Don't ever take it for granted. Granted don't let it wash over you dive in with both ears and your whole brain whenever possible. Here are the podcast and episodes chosen by Paul. Monday's episode comes from Song Explorer and is called Aimee Mann patient zero. It's nineteen minutes long in this episode. Listeners owners are granted a backstage pass to the magical mysterious songwriting process with one of the best song. Writers of her generation. Tuesday's episode comes from Sound Opinions Gins and is called Opinions on Tool Lana del Rey and more farewell to Reco- CASICK and Daniel Johnston. It's fifty eight minutes long in this episode. pull up a bar stool and hang out for a while with a couple of highly intelligent highly opinionated music critics and friends. You'll always be better off for it. Wednesday's episode comes from Pri Arts and entertainment and is called. American icons crossroad blues. It's twenty minutes long in this episode. Robert Robert Johnson is more myth than man at this point. Change that perspective for yourself by listening to this fascinating podcast episode. It explores both the legend and the reality of the mysterious mysterious Blues Guitarist. WHO AS LEGEND HAS IT quote made a pact with the devil end quote down at the crossroads Thursday's episode is from strong songs songs and is called Mr Blue Sky by electric light orchestra? It's thirty five minutes long in this episode. Musician Kirk Hamilton. Is that fun. Super super talented friend. Every true music lover wishes they had in this incredibly entertaining. podcast Kirk presents a strong to his listeners and peels it back layer by layer air to reveal. Exactly what makes the Selecta tune just so special and appealing. You'll never hear Mr Blue Sky quite the same way again promise. Friday's episode comes from the Beatles Anthology podcast and is called Anthology one. It's twelve minutes long in this episode no narrator just an amazing exhaustive dip collection of audio clips of the Fab. Four check out the first of this eighteen episode twenty eight our podcast in addition to hearing from John Paul George and Ringo listeners. Listeners are treated to tons of song snippets from whatever time period. The lads are discussing at the moment a brilliant and intimate historical document of the most famous band ever. Those are the podcast recommendations chosen by Paul for this week's theme music a worthy lifelong companion.

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"robert johnson" Discussed on Sound Opinions

Sound Opinions

05:17 min | 1 year ago

"robert johnson" Discussed on Sound Opinions

"<hes> <hes> talk to jerry go to school yeah. That's a little bit of o._m._g. Rock and roll by kevin moorby moore began to start in the psych like rock band woods and the brooklyn punk band the babies and as a songwriter he's released five solo albums including a double album earlier this year called oh my god he sites <hes> lou reed and nina simone as big influences on that album but it wasn't anything as critically acclaimed that i got him interested in making music he recently salie spoke with our producer andrew gill for our series hooked on sonic's. Hey this is kevin more being. If it weren't for third eye blind i may have not become the musician that i am today. As born in lubbock texas and then my family moved to detroit michigan and then we moved to tulsa oklahoma and then to oklahoma the city and it was in oklahoma city where my older sister michaela she was kind of my entry into music because neither of my parents really listen to music you know there's no no musical instruments in the household no records in the household like sports and we just kind of did what everyone else did which didn't involve a lot of music so when i was eight years old my sister michaela who's about five years my senior. She sent one of those <hes> record cd penny scans where she sent a penny into some magazine they they sent back. All these records kurds so when my sister i've got these records all these like magical things just been brought into the house and i was sifting through all of them amongst those was a third eye blind self titled album along with a whole bunch of other records in you know i remember there is like backstreet. Boys in there was a robin that part i album all the pops was good and i kind of thought that's all music was all music sort of sounded like the backstreet boys or something but i stumbled upon the <hes> the blind record in this pile of of cds take time yeah that was the first time i think i've really heard rock music that was based on guitars and driven and it might we know they're doing. It felt real. You know what i mean. I guess it'd be like eating a bunch of candy and then you have an orange near like this is the kind of better than the candy. I feel better you know only goes inside it tainted by about you know as a huge baseball fan of time and i still am a baseball fan at that was i living debrief baseball baseball magazines and it's all i wanted to do when i grew up and i remember distinctly listening to a third i record for the first time and sort of just staring at made my stereo in thinking. I wanted to be musicians day. You know it was the first time that that this other childhood dream. I had had been overridden by something new. You know gene it was the first time hearing music out that was very emotional and it was talking about things beyond my imagination unlike suicide or drugs or you know even love you know you don't understand the love of that young of an age but i don't know i just crave. Didn't i couldn't wait to get home at school and just mike listen to. It and i just wanted to put in side my mind at all times all be the funny thinking about now. You know like really craving a third mine record that much but it it really hit me hard in it is the first time that i ever thought i wanted to play these occur living in past interviews. I've said things like oh. It's embarrassing but their their minds the first man ever. I need to get over that. I'm really proud of my heritage. Ticha me that's kevin and more be talking about third eye. Blind's semi charmed life. That's a good distance away from those <hes> influences of lou reed and nina simone. I'll say but that was the song johnson got him hooked on science greg. What do we have on the show next week next week. Jim we have a conversation and performance by the band the mountain goats that was a great session. I can't wait to hear.

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"robert johnson" Discussed on Sound Opinions

Sound Opinions

05:52 min | 1 year ago

"robert johnson" Discussed on Sound Opinions

"Adored available available wherever books and audio books are sold welcome back to sound opinions. I'm greg kat. He's jim deary goddess and this week we're discussing and celebrating the life life and legacy of robert johnson. His career was relatively short. He died when he was twenty seven years old but he made a major impact on music with his revolutionary qatar style and his revolutionary songwriting one of the first blues men to create a narrative style in his songwriting. We've been sharing some of our favorite interpretations of robert johnson songs and jim. You've got one more for us. I do greg you know. It's always been amazing to me how few hip hop artists sample sample the great blues masters and i remember having this conversation with the pioneering gil scott heron the link between street street corner poetry and what would become hip hop huge influence on that scene and he had thought about it too you know his last album came out in two two thousand ten he died not long thereafter and he had covered robert johnson's me and the devil variously called me me and the devil blues <hes> different different titles of it you know kind of <hes> the quintessential johnson song the hell hound on his trail. He's going to board a greyhound bus and try tried to get away from that devil who allegedly bought his soul at the crossroads in gil scott heron's hands in this version that he did near the end of his life life. I think you can hear in this song. <hes> not only the hell hound dog that is that is haunting him being a metaphor for the devil but i think racism. You know you're a dog. You're dogging me around. People been dogging me all my life that old evil spirit. That's gonna eventually drop me in the ground. I i think it's really really powerful and it lives on. He'll scott herren me and the devil from two thousand it. It is sad you <music> food <music> bad the bad the late great gil scott heron and devon got one more choice right right. I do gym. I always get a shiver when listening to gil scott heron's version of that song <hes> it's just chilling <hes> i wanna play one of <hes> robert johnson's <hes> most iconic songs. That's really saying something <hes> dust my broom. <hes> in robert johnson's telling it was i'll i believe i'll dust my broom and <hes> arguably an even more famous version of that song was later recorded by elmore james elmore james took that <hes> signature triplet guitar riff that robert johnson played on the original song recorded in in the thirties and amped it up amplified it and put that slide guitar on it and that became one of the great all-time rock guitar are risks. Everybody references winning world. What's the beginning of rock and roll. You could look to elmore gina's version of dust. My broom cassandra wilson had some fun with it. Though in two thousand eight cassandra wilson noted jazz vocalist did an entire album of what she call jazz standards and obviously robert johnson spoke to her as a not only a blues guy but as a jazz musician and innovator a guy who could improvise mm provides an intern a small kernel of idea and into an entire new world her version of dust. My broom has nothing to do. In oh so the originals she doesn't do anything with that triplet guitar riff <hes> and it doesn't do anything with the james b. don of rock and roll all guitar ridden either she she sort of expands the song it turns into the simmering mood i think what cassandra's honing in on is that a lot of robert johnson's music as an incredible sense of existentialism about it i mean he is a man contemplating his life being alone doing it just thinking i'm just a speck in this universe you know and i feel it. I feel it in every bone in my body in a lot of his songs are coming from that deep desolate place of pain and i think some of that is in the song as well as well as a sort of a playfulness that you bring stewart. She flips the gender on the song the perspective of the woman now getting rid of her man..

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"robert johnson" Discussed on Sound Opinions

Sound Opinions

06:22 min | 1 year ago

"robert johnson" Discussed on Sound Opinions

"That was hindu love gods with their version of traveling riverside blues unsound opinions jim. What are you got next great. You know when i talk about the blues in my music n._b._a. N._b._a. In chicago classic columbia college gago all of the young women in class you know grown as we're talking about the blues today because i so rarely we are women loud as avatars of the blues a even though they were key part from the beginning lucinda williams of course the great louisiana bred singer songwriter became a one of the leading lights of austin texas old country proto old what country movement a truly great talent with one of the best voice is one of my favorite voices and all of popular music history she flips the script tipped of course not not the guy being done wrong by his baby and walking out the door. You know <hes> she hates to leave. You baby a b but you treated me so unkind. Pack my bags and leave on the morning train. Lucinda makes you feel as if whoever spurned her affections is now eating indust- i love it. It's a ferocious cover. It is the song rambling on my mind at various times called ramblin. Johnson got their first solution to williams perfect such little bottle auteuil ramat on me so <music> i got i got me go mama. I got i got me leaving. Oh mama. I hate sidney so i'm baba. I'm leaving the mon in our backup. I'm leaving the monin <music>. I hate it here. When you come this on so a fast melt chain ask. I want the best male jana i got the blue from as saw zahn lucinda williams version of rambling on my mind greg who have the next what jim lucinda has got serious bona fides as a blues aficionado and sodas bonnie raitt <hes> what i'm amazed by day is this version of robert. Johnson's walking blues was recorded when she was twenty one years old <hes> first of all she sounds much. It's more experienced than than when she's doing this cover and it's a great one. It is one of johnson's most iconic songs robert. Johnson's walking blues was based based on a son house original that was never actually released but was often heard in the south and it was later adapted <hes> by muddy waters <hes> johnson. It's an did his own version of the song which was <hes> is considered a classic song of loneliness i had to i had to move to break out of the cycle of loneliness and despair anything but to stay here and be reminded of how low i've sunk around. I know walk so this idea of just just putting on those walking shoes and getting out and and get not hopping on a training going anywhere i don't care. Don't i don't wanna stay here. When bonnie wanted to record this record she wanted to record it in as realistic a fashion as possible much like the original blues guys did gathering musicians nations in a room and and and doing pretty much live there. There are very few if no if any overdose on this record it's a bunch of guys and bonnie in a circle recording according <hes> she recruited some masters to play with her <hes> that's bonnie raitt on lead vocals and slide guitar. She's already master of that instrument and <hes> certainly only her vocals are are steeped in blues tradition. <hes> there's as great a set of hand percussion going on in the song kind of accompanying it and driving along and then the great junior wells the <hes> the great chicago blues harpist <hes> also can be heard on this song. This is bonnie raitt with her version of walking blues unsound opinions and the this morning on my shoes almost ahead well. You know let's go you know got up the small <music> the walking lose by bonnie raitt when we come back more renditions of robert johnson saw. We think you'll love plus musician. Kevin more b shares what late nineties nineties rock song got him down sonics. That's coming up on sound opinions from w._b._z. Chicago n._p._r. X. So people to sound opinions is supported by riot fest returning to.

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"robert johnson" Discussed on Sound Opinions

Sound Opinions

04:40 min | 1 year ago

"robert johnson" Discussed on Sound Opinions

"Small one man. I'm the radan. They told me oh most child trauma outside. Travel can't seem to it. It is known as she can she never i don't believe you the gun club from the fire of love album in one thousand nine hundred eighty one break where you that's a fantastic jim. I applaud you for including that. That was certainly on my list as well. We had mentioned at the top that we want to go a little deeper than the typical robert johnson covers that we all know so well which is the reason i dove in for the the traveling riverside blues version by hindu love gods <hes> your nineties music fans out. There will probably know the name of that band. It was a one off <hes> warren's yvonne and three members of r._e._m. Bill berry peter buck and mike mills ziv on brought them in to record his album album sentimental hygiene and then apparently one drunk evening. They decided to get together and just you know jam man and nobody thinks of r._e._m. Mm or warns yvonne particularly these blues aficionados but in that late night jam session a couple of johnson songs as well as a few other blue songs surfaced <hes> it was never meant to be released <hes> but eventually did and one of the songs on the record their cover of prince's raspberry beret actually actually became a hit but i'm going to focus on their travelling riverside blues which is yvonne really has a blast singing. This is the song <hes> that originally referenced reference that that infamous squeezing my lemon line he leads i led zeppelin. Yes led zeppelin appropriated for their own the lemon song but but i enjoy just for the sheer adapt these guys doing it. They're just throwing themselves into it. Particularly zevon on the vocals <hes> in the same way that chuck chuck berry was a touchstone for the second and third generations of rock and roll. I think robert johnson is one of those similar kind of influences and you can hear it here. In this version from nineteen ninety ninety hindu love gods with their version of traveling riverside blues mm-hmm the doc women godless women stayed all phone saito sugamo.

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"robert johnson" Discussed on Sound Opinions

Sound Opinions

03:15 min | 1 year ago

"robert johnson" Discussed on Sound Opinions

"More discounted single day tickets are available now for a limited time at riot fast dot org. Welcome back to sound pins. I'm greg cod here with jim. Deora goddess and this week we're talking about all things robert johnson and before the break we discussed the myths surrounding rounding the singer and guitarist life and how many of them were deemed to be untrue. Now we wanna highlight the great music he wrote as we said johnson only ever had two recording concessions in his brief life but his songs have lived on through the music of other people across the shahnawaz performing not only in their in concert but on their studio recordings recordings and the famous ones are well-known cream's crossroads and the rolling stones version of love in vein led zeppelin's traveling riverside blues white stripes doing stop breaking down blue stop either all robert johnson songs that had become much more famous in their cover versions than they were in the original version by robert johnson nudging though we want to dig a little the deeper than that and you're going to go first yes such as the sound opinions way greg. We're gonna we're gonna go a little bit deeper. I'm gonna lead off with a song by the gun club <hes> they did it. As preaching the blues both <hes> johnson and son house recorded versions as preaching blues. <hes> you know one of the things things that's fascinating about the gun. Club is the sad tortured life of bandleader jeffrey lee pierce. He died in one thousand nine hundred ninety six of of a brain hemorrhage. He'd had his bouts with drugs. He was a huge inspiration to many people in those indie rock eighties later in their career. Jeffrey lee pearson the gun club recorded for labels started by members of blondie. <hes> those two bands were tight was really sort of an offshoot his music. I thinking a lot of ways of the psycho billy of the cramps and he was a galvanizing performer on stage. I saw them two or three times. <hes> kid congo powers who went on on the play with nick cave was a member of the ban. It was really something to see him. I think i'd ever saw johnson. I know you didn't either but this tortured man finding catharsis in music onstage a difficult life not wallowing in misery but purging the bad bad feelings and preaching blues preaching the blues. I woke up this morning. Blues walking like a man another words johnson like jeffrey jeffrey. Lee pierce was the personification of this music. Here is a little bit of robert. Johnson's preaching blues followed by the gun clubs clubs version from nine thousand nine hundred eighty one on sound opinions small one man..

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"robert johnson" Discussed on Sound Opinions

Sound Opinions

02:55 min | 1 year ago

"robert johnson" Discussed on Sound Opinions

"Cargo <music> however when robert codify a song he would just take that song and redo it. He paired things down. He changed the tempo. He'd add his signature riffs. When you listen to kokomo arnold's arnold's old original kokomo blues the slide guitar that he's playing is incredibly virtuosic but it's almost manic. It's all over the place. It's it's wonderful. It's remarkable but it doesn't. It's not necessarily integrated with the lyrics with the song they like him. When robert takes that and turns it into sweet home chicago on takes guitar and he creates a signature guitar riff that goes along with the sound yeah and that that was incredibly important in roberts music. He really was the first blues artist to really make use of the riff as a signature style nice not to say that guitarist before him didn't use riffs refs but you know if you listen to too sweet home chicago if you listen to airplane blues if you listen to crossroad blues you know so many of his songs. It's have these riffs that soon as you hear them. You go all i. I know that song. It's like when you hear the beginning of of johnny good i know that song <hes> then he he wanted to be able to do it on the guitar what people did on the piano which is why when people heard his recordings a lot of times. They thought it was two people playing because he was really very very successful with that. You know he was able to to get this. This shuffle beat going and by the way he was the first one to really make use of the shuffle beat that that that at at the data on on the bass strings he'd make use of the shuffle be in have his melody line going on top of it and as a guitarist i can tell you i've been trying to a play his stuff now for more than fifty years and there are there. There are times when when he was able to do those things together that i still say my god. How did he do ooh that something. We have been talking to bruce account for. He <hes> wrote up jumped the devil. The real life of robert johnson with gayle dean wardlow impeccable research great storytelling a a lot of people bummed out because everything they thought they knew about robert johnson was wrong. Thanks for being on sound opinions bruce. Oh this has been a great pleasure. Thank you so much for having me when when we come back we'll share some of our favorite interpretations of robert johnson songs..

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"robert johnson" Discussed on Sound Opinions

Sound Opinions

04:59 min | 1 year ago

"robert johnson" Discussed on Sound Opinions

"Don't get immediate treatment for that you have less than a fifty percent chance of surviving and of course robert did not have access to even if he did in those days days in one thousand nine hundred thirty eight. There probably would have been very little that anybody could have done so robert basically spent three days throwing up bleeding to death. They keep the hell <hes> yeah. This is horrible the way you describe it in the book. I could sound really painful. It was a horrible death really wasn't you know and and and you can almost imagine how you know someone like honey. Boy edwards got the story that robert was basically crawling around foaming at the mouth and howling you you know like a dog which feeds of course into the myth getting retribution the devil getting his due <hes> but but i'm sure yeah i'm rob must've must've been writhing in terrible. Pain is sad ending to i mean he was buried and no one really came to the funeral. It seemed like it was just a stall all very kind of cover up. There was no investigation of the death. <hes> nobody seemed to care about robert johnson at that time right well. There was a little bit more than just that there was a minor investigation but <hes> it it really didn't amount to anything the overseer for for the plantation. Luther wade was interviewed by by the car in office and he basically said well. I don't know you know this this. This guy came down here erin and you know because he wanted to play banjo that <hes> the plantation dances and and <hes> he really wasn't working on the plantation and i think he died of syphilis and you know i i suspect <hes> as we say in the book that that it was just his attempt pretty much to cover up <hes> what would've been a really unsightly <hes> investigation had had anybody said well. You know what this was really murder but anyway after after robert's it's half sister carey was notified of his death carry. You went down with several other members of the family and friends hired the only black undertaker in greenwood had robert doug backup because he orig- had originally been buried in just a simple pine box she had him doug backup up <hes> placed in a proper coffin and reburied with a real preacher there so there was a little bit of a service <hes> after he had been originally gin lee laid down by the state well one of the sad twists is that <hes> he was just on the eve of being introduced to a much bigger audience by john hammond the legendary talent scout right that that would have been pretty amazing <hes> him and had been a champion of johnson since nineteen thirty six since johnson's first recordings recordings extolling johnson as being the most authentic <hes> blues musician ever who makes lead belly seem like a an amateur mature <hes> and that that i mean that's that's one one heck of a statement because at that time lead belly was all the rage it was huge yeah and <hes> <hes> so yeah <hes> hammond really wanted johnson to perform at his from spirituals to swing concert and he was so sure of himself as an impresario that when he had the original flyers for from spirituals to swing printed up he actually had johnson's name as one of the performers printed on it and this was even though even though he hadn't even gotten in touch with johnson yet and this was to be a carnegie hall right right. It's like amazing and then of course this johnson is dead and he never performs audited mama thing. Take your car. I'm from me and they in. Maybe it's a suckers game. Having written several biographies greg has to <hes> you know the what if game but <hes> bruce <hes> you know had he not been poisoned ad he had he lived. Daddy played carnegie hall. What would robert johnson have done in the next fifty years of of his life. Obviously like you said it is a suckers game. There's no way to know for sure but but i kind of think that muddy waters <hes> took roberts place so one can easily imagine robert becoming muddy waters yeah. That's interesting. <hes> you know <hes> robert was starring staunchly and acoustic guitarist..

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"robert johnson" Discussed on Sound Opinions

Sound Opinions

05:05 min | 1 year ago

"robert johnson" Discussed on Sound Opinions

"Johnson is wrong such as the father. You know i wonder how you and gayle dean felt debunking what has been in decades and decades of mythology gelding and i always used to say i mean during this whole project we used to say you know what everything people thought they knew about robert johnson is wrong exactly what what you said but what we also felt was the story we were beginning to uncover was more interesting than the mythology policy that had been developed around him and and i think that <hes> one of the main purposes behind are are doing this book was to return robert identity to him because personally i feel that all those myths all the stories about well robert johnson's johnston's recordings or at the wrong speed oh. Here's another photograph of robert johnson. Here's here's somebody who claims they own robert johnson's guitar every time every time one of those things surfaces personally. I feel it's kind of like a form of identity theft. The robert robert has developed developed into such a commercial business that people have made a tremendous amount of money and a tremendous amount amount of personal fame from stealing his identity and what we really wanted to do with this book was to get rid of all that trash and give give robert himself back dog in the dog in and i have taken my appetite. We're talking with bruce con for the author author. Co author of up jumped the devil the real life of robert johnson. I think one of the things about johnson that you debunk very well in the book. Is this whole notion of you know. He sold sold the devil at the crossroads and he became his genius blues. Man overnight and what you drill down into is that it didn't work like that. This wasn't some primitive guy from the from the fields that suddenly learned how to play guitar and was genius and blew everybody's mind. He was actually a very skilled artist. A self conscious artists a modern modern artist so this whole devil at the crossroads stuff explain how that got started. What was what was the origin of that story and why did it persist assist for so long will what the actual origin of the story is. <hes> will probably never know some people trace the roots back to africa brecca and rubel belief <hes> in in rituals it gets synchronized in the caribbean and eventually comes ashore. You're too to north america with the slave trade and gets mixed up with christianity so what originally began as a trickster mr figure in africa becomes mixed up with the devil in the united states the idea of of a crossroads crossroads crossroads. I mean that's that's almost a universal concept that the crossroads is a symbol of the the the joining of the the the past and the future the ancestors in the present heaven. Hell crossroads were always seen in almost all cultures as a magical the mystical place and and they usually had some kind of guardian at at the crossroads so an african american tradition it was said that you could go to across roads and you could make a deal not with the devil but you could make a deal generally it was said with a big big black man who will show up and you could work out your deal with this individual and gamblers would do it not just musicians gamblers any you could make any any kind of deal that you wanted and <hes> as i said this this this is a tale that that goes back into at least the early part of the the twentieth century if not predating that and you know the people like tommy johnson tommy johnson allegedly the first blues man that <hes> claimed to have made a deal with with the devil at the crossroads or made a deal at the crossroads at least that's according to his his his his brothers stories and then there are people like p._d. Wheat straw who built himself as the devils son-in-law the high share from hell and and there were there were other other blues artists to sang about making deals with the devil pre dating robert so so by the time robert comes along <hes> he's born born in nineteen eleven by the time he comes of age in the twenty s this is this is a part of of.

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"robert johnson" Discussed on Sound Opinions

Sound Opinions

05:07 min | 1 year ago

"robert johnson" Discussed on Sound Opinions

"You're listening sound opinions and this week we are talking about a blues musician whose myth looms larger than life off robert johnson is influence on pop music is deep and lasting persisting to this day even though there's very little recorded music by him out out there a large part of that legacies because of the myth that he sold his soul to the devil at the crossroads in exchange for his signature guitar playing prowess and and believe it or not the mystery only escalated from there jim born in nineteen eleven johnson display this really great stage presence from the moment people started watching him perform form a lot of talent a lot of potential but he died suddenly at the age of twenty seven under a very suspicious circumstances and that's an understatement that was eighty one years ago this month and since then there have been all kinds of rumors and stories told about johnson today. We're talking with an expert on robert johnson bruce con fourth. He co wrote the book up jumped the devil. The real life of robert johnson with historian gayle dean wardlow in writing that book they finally got to some of the truths and what they uncovered a lot more fascinating than the myth bruce conflicts resume also includes work as the first curator for the rock and roll hall of fame. He's also a blues historian and former professor at the university of michigan bruce. Welcome to sound opinions. Thank you so much for having me. This has been billed as the definitive book and it's true i've read just about everything written about robert johnson and you have put together a comprehensive biography of a blues man who it has been described for decades as a mystery of phantom and you were the man that set out to do it along with your co author gayle dean wardlow. What made you climb that mountain. Well part of it was precisely the fact that they said it couldn't be done seriously. I remember i remember when i i heard johnson back. In the early sixties nobody had ever heard anything like kim before he was the first country blues artists to be released on a major label so i mean his music and his singing and his his lyrics were completely revolutionary to to all of us <hes> i was part of the folk blues revival in new york city in the early sixties into here. Robert johnson was just like to hear somebody from our space. It was totally revolutionary eh mon. You're naga phone asthma and i said how am i believe to go. Uh then to hear that nobody knew anything about this guy. That was enough. It was like okay. I i not only have to learn everything i can about his music but i'm going to devote as much time as i need to finding <unk> out the truth about this guy's life he died young age twenty seven essentially his entire recording career was <hes> into sessions uh-huh was that the reason that is so little was known about him. I don't think he really got super famous in his lifetime right no i it's an interesting thing he he actually had kind of two levels of fame on the one hand <hes> some people knew him because of his records and admittedly his records did not sell well his his bestselling record tara plane blues sold anywhere between five and ten thousand copies which clearly is is not a hit so he had he had his recording career but then it was his live performances that really seemed to be the most influential when we were doing the book we discovered that those people who saw robert live said he was there was absolutely nobody else like him. I mean he he was the most most amazing performer live on record. That just didn't seem to come across. Most people said well. It's not one person that's two people playing guitar ktar and it's okay so just just another blues artist and he went along even own seven kevin matter who uses i haven't gone essentially every other page in this book could have begun everything. Reading you know about robert..

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"robert johnson" Discussed on Stuff You Should Know

Stuff You Should Know

04:08 min | 2 years ago

"robert johnson" Discussed on Stuff You Should Know

"We've established that there actually isn't a devil, unless it's the greatest trick you ever pulled. No, we may have just fallen victim to that. But not only so does that mean that story didn't happen in that sense? It probably didn't even happen to Robert Johnson. There's seems to have been a case of mistaken identity because there's a story of an earlier blues man who's not related to Robert Johnson. But at the same last name, his name is Tommy Johnson. And if you're fan of the movie. Oh, brother were art, thou. Yes. And you're only familiar with Robert Johnson. Like me, you may have been wondering all this time why they didn't just call that character. Tommy Johnson Robert Johnson. He was clearly based on Robert Johnson. Well, it turns out, I know now that the Cohen brothers did their homework they tend to do that. Yeah, they do. So. Yeah. Tommy Johnson was in that movie and had sold his soul to the devil in that movie. It's been covered elsewhere that was that great move. To me, crossroads with route macho was it? Good. Well, I mean, it was one of those HBO movies that as a young kid who got a guitar at thirteen watched like fifty times. I never saw it. I thought it was pretty great. I mean Steve Vai isn't it? Oh, yes. Yeah. He plays. Satan's right. Hand man and lead shredder in the in the main cut heads competition at the end depend Morita play Satan. Totally. Who was it, man? He's been in stuff, if he saw me be like, oh, he people as a good Satan wings Houser now treat Williams. I don't know that those only three actors you know, Tommy Chong now. Anyway, I haven't seen it in a while like to check it out. But that there's always sort of been this blues legend all the way around is where the crossroads go meet the devil. You sign up for a lifetime of hellfire in exchange for what, what seems to be like a good deal on earth. Even though the tail end of that tail always ends is like they die young or something right? Don't fall for it kids. That's right. Like, supposedly Jimmy paid sold a soul to the devil to sure who didn't, you know. So the story though, you know, seems to have originated with Tommy Johnson. There's a an article there's this site, Chuck called paranormal academic which is just like a dream come true for me. I just it was linked to in this house of works article, and I mean, you're not going to tinfoil hat dot com anymore. No, not anymore. I've rescinded my membership. So. On paranormal like democ-. There's a an excerpt from an interview with Tommy Johnson's brother, who said Tommy told me the story of what happened. And he supposedly went down to the crossroads. He said, anybody can do this. You get onto the crossroads get there a little before midnight to make sure there on time, which is hilarious. They included that little detail be punctual. And if you bring your own instrument, a great big black man will show up take your instrument from you tuna for you handed back and the deal is done. That's how it happens. And that's the legend became. And but then at some point, it seems to have been transposed onto from Tommy Johnson onto the later on much greater known Robert Johnson. And Robert Johnson seems to have been like sure. Yeah. That happened to me. And, and you can really see that in the some of the song titles of the body of his work. Yeah. Held on my trail me, and the devil, blues, obviously, this on crossroads crossroad blues up jumped the devil. Here's the thing, though. The singing about the devil, and talking about the devil in that community at that time was very commonplace. And Robert Johnson was talking about his demons. Right. Not literal demons, just his demons in life because he had a rough go. And then, you know, fell into alcoholism and chasing women and probably believe that the hell hounds were on his tail or I'm sorry on his trail. Right. So and its tail..

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Guatemala, Cdc and Us discussed on First Light

First Light

01:48 min | 3 years ago

Guatemala, Cdc and Us discussed on First Light

"Killer way of all keno has destroyed over six hundred homes on the big island in guatemala the death toll from the volcano there has topped one hundred it's expected to rise there's a spike in suicides the cdc says the number of suicides in the us has increased by more than thirty percent between one thousand nine hundred nine and two thousand sixteen and the biggest jump is in people between forty five and sixty four years of age by police officers in mesa arizona are on administrative leave after surveillance video shows thirtythreeyearold robert johnson being punched in the head in need by officers out of the partment complex a second case of excessive force against a fifteen year old is under investigation in mesa following the release a police body cam video and the federal report says a selfdriving tesla that was in a fatal crash last march sped up before it crashed into a concrete wall it had stopped for another vehicle then sped up to seventy miles an hour and hit a barrier and those are some of the stories we're following on first light today eighteen passports time robert workman good morning to you what's your lead story nba action that we could get go with the two thousand eighteen stanley cup after all the question that is over as of last night the washington capitals won their first ever stanley cup winning game five in las vegas four three over the golden knights after a scoreless first period washington drew first blood jacob verona's scoring six twenty four into period two former cap nate schmidt tied at three minutes later but alex ovechkin put the capitals back in front on the power play just thirty four seconds after that the golden knights facing elimination surged back though david perran and riley smith going to give us a three two lead after two and end action into the third period finally resulted in washington getting the toggle devante smith pelly scoring just before the.

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Guatemala, Cdc and Us discussed on First Light

First Light

01:48 min | 3 years ago

Guatemala, Cdc and Us discussed on First Light

"Killer way of all keno has destroyed over six hundred homes on the big island in guatemala the death toll from the volcano there has topped one hundred it's expected to rise there's a spike in suicides the cdc says the number of suicides in the us has increased by more than thirty percent between one thousand nine hundred nine and two thousand sixteen and the biggest jump is in people between forty five and sixty four years of age by police officers in mesa arizona are on administrative leave after surveillance video shows thirtythreeyearold robert johnson being punched in the head in need by officers out of the partment complex a second case of excessive force against a fifteen year old is under investigation in mesa following the release a police body cam video and the federal report says a selfdriving tesla that was in a fatal crash last march sped up before it crashed into a concrete wall it had stopped for another vehicle then sped up to seventy miles an hour and hit a barrier and those are some of the stories we're following on first light today eighteen passports time robert workman good morning to you what's your lead story nba action that we could get go with the two thousand eighteen stanley cup after all the question that is over as of last night the washington capitals won their first ever stanley cup winning game five in las vegas four three over the golden knights after a scoreless first period washington drew first blood jacob verona's scoring six twenty four into period two former cap nate schmidt tied at three minutes later but alex ovechkin put the capitals back in front on the power play just thirty four seconds after that the golden knights facing elimination surged back though david perran and riley smith going to give us a three two lead after two and end action into the third period finally resulted in washington getting the toggle devante smith pelly scoring just before the.

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Jamie Apody reports from White House on event without Eagles [Video]

Overnight America with Jon Grayson

01:02 min | 3 years ago

Jamie Apody reports from White House on event without Eagles [Video]

"Roberts of veterans senate staffers under arrest for allegedly leaking information and lying to the fbi james wolfe workers the senate intelligence committee's security director for twenty nine years which gave him access to classified material now he's been arrested and indicted on three counts of making false statements boxes joel nato prosecutors say wolf had a three year romantic relationship with reporter whose records were just seized by the fbi mesa arizona police put four officers on leave after body cam video shows three of them beating an unarmed man thirtythreeyearold robert johnson his attorney benjamin taylor people know that mesa pd has been hurting and harming citizens mister johnson is the victim in this case you officers they johnson refused to sit down as order fox news we report you tucson grant langston the new ceo v harmony if you're online dating and looking for love you're probably tired.

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Gary Indiana, Arizona and Robert Johnson discussed on All News, Traffic and Weather

All News, Traffic and Weather

01:26 min | 3 years ago

Gary Indiana, Arizona and Robert Johnson discussed on All News, Traffic and Weather

"Police swarmed the neighborhood in gary indiana this afternoon after undercover atf agents were ambushed one agent was shot in the chest and arm we are told he is in critical but stable condition the agents return fire and one suspect was killed the police in mesa arizona released body camera video showing what led four officers to beat a man into submission we warn you this video is graphic the incident has ignited protests in the phoenix suburb the man who was beaten spoke to reporters today and jamie yuccas has our updates family man mccarthy person robert johnson says he still replaying the may twenty third incident over in his mind to be held accountable for what they have done newly released body cam video shows the moment when three mesa police officers and a sergeant i confronted johnson they were responding to a domestic disturbance call while the suspect they were looking for complies with an order to sit johnson is asked several times and appears not to comply this is what happens next johnson who is unarmed take several blows to the head and is rammed into an elevator door after being handcuffed he could be heard swearing at officers.

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Years After Murder Exoneration, Amanda Knox Hosts TV Show About Women Who've Been Publicly Shamed

News and Perspective with Tom Hutyler

01:53 min | 3 years ago

Years After Murder Exoneration, Amanda Knox Hosts TV Show About Women Who've Been Publicly Shamed

"After last year's mayhem is almost keith eldridge police had a strong presence throughout the day and on into the evening they vowed to do everything they could prevent a repeat of may day two thousand seventeen with a may day march turned violent windows at several businesses were broken and demonstrators were pepper sprayed a total of nine people were arrested for malicious mischief nine officers were hurt got tired of seeing that robert johnson of capital city guitars decided to take back history put on a sidewalk barbecue and jam session we shouldn't have presence and came out and did a barbecue put some music out here that we might determine them people out of join the night definitely noticing the difference between last year and is pretty mellow and inviting the demonstration a peaceful international workers celebration at sylvester definitely by all means for all the people there now may totally peaceful here leadville keith eldridge komo news time seven seattle's amanda knox back in the news try to help other women whom she says have been maligned and the media knox was convicted of murder in italy serving prison time there before eventually being exonerated now she's working on a new project with facebook it's called the scarlet letter reports if she talked with in it she talked with women in the public spotlight who are fighting to reclaim their reputations vilification came through the lens of our societies impulse to vilify women and female sexuality and coming home from that i've seen how that same vilification process happens towards other women and that's what this show is all about is is bringing back compassion and context to journalism and scott reports appears on facebook every wednesday voters may soon run out of excuses for feeling return election ballots komo's carleen johnson with more secretary of.

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