Walking Blues - Robert Johnson - King Of The Delta Blues Singers
Label: CBS - BPG 62456 • Format: Vinyl LP, Compilation, Reissue, Mono • Country: UK • Genre: Blues • Style: Delta Blues
It is considered one of the greatest and most influential blues releases. Inthe album was ranked number 27 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the greatest albums of all time. The album compiles sixteen mono recordings, nine of which were previously available as 78 rpm records on the Vocalion label, originally recorded during two sessions in and The records sold well in their target market of the American south and southwest, with " Terraplane Blues " something of a regional hit, but their sales figures were never beyond or so in total.
An advance copy of the album was given by its instigator, John Hammondto his newest signing to Columbia, Bob Dylanwho had never heard of Johnson and became mesmerized by the intensity of the recordings. Hammond, who had initially searched for Johnson in to include him on the bill for the first of his From Spirituals to Swing concerts, prodded Columbia to assemble this record during the height of the folk revival.
It was the first of the retrospective albums for folkcountryand blues artists of the s and s were rediscovered in the wake of that revival, some of whom would be located and invited to appear at events such as the Newport Folk Festival.
Nevertheless, Johnson's LP failed to make the charts, but the quality of Johnson's music was recognized and Johnson's reputation grew. The album became a badge of hip taste in the s, evidenced by its appearance in the album cover photo to Bob Dylan's Bringing It All Back Home amid various emblems of bohemian life.
Clapton would later record an entire disc of Johnson's songs, Me and Mr. The album was originally released by Columbia Records in as a mono LP.
As the two surviving portraits of him were discovered a decade later, the cover painting depicts a faceless musician in field clothes. IIincluding the remaining recordings at that time available by Johnson not on this record. Dance Of The Artisans - Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra / David Zinman - Mendelssohn - A Midsummer of the Delta Blues Singers was reissued on September 15, by the Legacy Records subsidiary label of the Sony Corporation, with a newly discovered alternate version of "Traveling Riverside Blues" appended as a bonus track.
The original recording engineer was Vincent Liebler. The Los Angeles Times wrote that Johnson's Walking Blues - Robert Johnson - King Of The Delta Blues Singers for the albums "revolutionized the Mississippi Delta style that became the foundation of the Chicago blues sound".
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