By Chris Salewicz
Robert Johnson was once, in line with Eric Clapton, "the most crucial blues singer that ever lived." An itinerant road musician, with a weak spot for whisky and girls, his is a lifetime of natural legend-the guy who bought his soul for the satan, and thereby invented glossy track. important little is understood approximately his 27 years, or the situations of his loss of life, or even the location of his grave is contested. during this mini-biography, acclaimed song critic Chris Salewicz investigates the reality at the back of the parable, evoking an incisive profile of an enigmatic determine who, with simply 29 songs, replaced well known tune for ever.
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We舗d never had much to do with our neighbors since moving to the area, but suddenly everyone seemed to be gossiping about us舒and all of it was nasty. It was my first experience of discrimination, but it wouldn舗t be my last. Once, when I was drawing a picture in front of the house, one of the women in our street came over. She bent down and whispered in my ear, 舠Shoko-chan, did you know that your big brother isn舗t your real brother? 舡 What she said didn舗t have any effect on how I felt about my brother, but I couldn舗t understand why someone would tell a child something like that.
Why did anyone need to lump us together? I felt bad, but I never for one second thought about giving up my wild lifestyle. That summer, Dad suddenly fell seriously ill with tuberculosis. He hovered on the border between life and death, and then somehow pulled through, but even when he got his color back and started to walk again, the big, burly gang leader had become a scrawny little man. My mother was busy caring for Na-chan, who was still just a kid, as well as running Dad舗s businesses in his absence.