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Robert Johnson Mythmaking and Contemporary American Culture

Author : Patricia R. Schroeder
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Suddenly Robert Johnson is everywhere. Though the Mississippi bluesman died young and recorded only twenty-nine songs, the legacy, legend, and lore surrounding him continue to grow. Focusing on these developments, Patricia R. Schroeder's Robert Johnson, Mythmaking, and Contemporary American Culture breaks new ground in Johnson scholarship, going beyond simple or speculative biography to explore him in his larger role as a contemporary cultural icon. Part literary analysis, part cultural criticism, and part biographical study, Robert Johnson, Mythmaking, and Contemporary American Culture shows the Robert Johnson of today to be less a two-dimensional character fixed by the few known facts of his life than a dynamic and contested set of ideas. Represented in novels, in plays, and even on a postage stamp, he provides inspiration for "highbrow" cultural artifacts - such as poems - as well as Hollywood movies and T-shirts. Schroeder's detailed and scholarly analysis directly engages key images and stories about Johnson (such as the Faustian crossroads exchange of his soul for guitar virtuosity), navigating the many competing interpretations that swirl around him to reveal the cultural purposes these stories and their tellers serve. Robert Johnson, Mythmaking, and Contemporary American Culture is essential reading for cultural critics and blues fans alike.

Robert Johnson

Author : Barry Lee Pearson
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With just forty-one recordings to his credit, Robert Johnson (1911-38) is a giant 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 myths to obscure the facts of his life. The most famous of these legends depicts a young Johnson meeting the Devil at a dusty Mississippi crossroads at midnight and selling his soul in exchange for prodigious guitar skills. In this volume, Barry Lee Pearson and Bill McCulloch examine the full range of writings about Johnson 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.

Searching for Robert Johnson

Author : Peter Guralnick
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This highly acclaimed biography from the author of Last Train to Memphis illuminates the extraordinary life of one of the most influential blues singers of all time, the legendary guitarist and songwriter whose music inspired generations of musicians, from Muddy Waters to the Rolling Stones and beyond. The myth of Robert Johnson’s short life has often overshadowed his music. When he died in 1938 at the age of just twenty-seven, poisoned by the jealous husband of a woman he’d been flirting with at a dance, Johnson had recorded only twenty-nine songs. But those songs would endure as musical touchstones for generations of blues performers. With fresh insights and new information gleaned since its original publication, this brief biographical exploration brilliantly examines both the myth and the music. Much in the manner of his masterful biographies of Elvis Presley, Sam Phillips, and Sam Cooke, Peter Guralnick here gives readers an insightful, thought-provoking, and deeply felt picture, removing much of the obscurity that once surrounded Johnson without forfeiting any of the mystery. “I finished the book," declared the New York Times Book Review, "feeling that, if only for a brief moment, Robert Johnson had stepped out of the mists.”

Robert Johnson Proprietary Royal Governor of South Carolina

Author : Richard Philip Sherman
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Sunset Sonata

Author : Robert Johnson
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Robert Johnson's voice resonates like a wise old teacher sharing his simple, worldly wisdom. He speaks about the natural world, the preciousness of life, and about innocence, but also about injustice, loss, human frailties, and the menace of terrorism, withholding nothing. Like Johnson's poetry, Virginia's Northern Neck and the rivers that run through it are abundant with a primitive, yet refined beauty, and being there inspires quiet comfort. More than any other state of mind, this contentedness defines Sunset Sonata. In spite of global threats, cynicism, loss, and the uncertainty and brevity of life, one can find nourishment and be restored by the words of poets like Robert Johnson who can find beauty and hope in the world.

Looking for Eddie

Author : Robert A. Johnson
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Johnson and his kid brother Eddie grew up in the suburban woodlands near a large lake in a quiet New England town north of Boston. They played together, survived the jocks and bullies and popular kids in school, and later fought the enemy in Vietnam. But as the brothers struggle with realities of the grown-up world, thirty-seven-year-old Eddie vanishes one day from his desert home in Tucson, Arizona. Is his exile a self-imposed attempt to hide from life's mounting troubles, or is he quietly looking for a better life? Or worse, is foul play involved? Johnson spends the next seventeen years searching for Eddie with the help of three police forces in two states, private investigators, and an army of family members and friends. One cool November morning, Johnson receives a phone call that finally answers many of his questions. Based on real-life events, Looking for Eddie is a touching story of two brothers growing up in idyllic surroundings that eventually steer both men in different directions, where one meets his final fate, and the other changes his.

The Great War and the Middle East

Author : Robert Johnson
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Regimental Archives of the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire light Infantry, Woodstock, Oxfordshire -- Official Histories -- Selected Published Books and Articles -- Index

Brother Robert

Author : Annye C. Anderson
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A Rolling Stone-Kirkus Best Music Book of 2020 “[Brother Robert} book does much to pull the blues master out of the fog of myth.”—Rolling Stone An intimate memoir by blues legend Robert Johnson's stepsister, including new details about his family, music, influences, tragic death, and musical afterlife Though Robert Johnson was only twenty-seven years young and relatively unknown at the time of his tragic death in 1938, his enduring recordings have solidified his status as a progenitor of the Delta blues style. And yet, while his music has retained the steadfast devotion of modern listeners, much remains unknown about the man who penned and played these timeless tunes. Few people alive today actually remember what Johnson was really like, and those who do have largely upheld their silence-until now. In Brother Robert, nonagenarian Annye C. Anderson sheds new light on a real-life figure largely obscured by his own legend: her kind and incredibly talented stepbrother, Robert Johnson. This book chronicles Johnson's unconventional path to stardom, from the harrowing story behind his illegitimate birth, to his first strum of the guitar on Anderson's father's knee, to the genre-defining recordings that would one day secure his legacy. Along the way, readers are gifted not only with Anderson's personal anecdotes, but with colorful recollections passed down to Anderson by members of their family-the people who knew Johnson best. Readers also learn about the contours of his working life in Memphis, never-before-disclosed details about his romantic history, and all of Johnson's favorite things, from foods and entertainers to brands of tobacco and pomade. Together, these stories don't just bring the mythologized Johnson back down to earth; they preserve both his memory and his integrity. For decades, Anderson and her family have ignored the tall tales of Johnson "selling his soul to the devil" and the speculative to fictionalized accounts of his life that passed for biography. Brother Robert is here to set the record straight. Featuring a foreword by Elijah Wald and a Q&A with Anderson, Wald, Preston Lauterbach, and Peter Guralnick, this book paints a vivid portrait of an elusive figure who forever changed the musical landscape as we know it.

Emery s Secret

Author : Robert Johnson Almond
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Oscar the Owl watches over his animal friends as they come to church on Sunday. Why do they come? he wonders. What is it that brings them here? A young elephant, Emery, sits off by himself, carefully guarding a scrap of parchment. What is Emery's Secret, and how will it affect Oscar and his friends? Author Robert Johnson Almond takes readers on a journey through a dark and thorny jungle, on the path to discovering the greatest of secrets. Join the animals of the jungle as they finally come to learn Emery's Secret of love and sacrifice.

Culture and Crisis in Confinement

Author : Robert Johnson
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The Statutes and Ordinances of Me Robert Johnson Clerk Archdeacon of Leicester for and Concerning the Ordering Governing and Maintaining of My Schools and Hospitals of Christ in Oakham and Uppingham in the County of Rutland Whereof I Am Founder and Patron

Author : Robert JOHNSON (Archdeacon of Leicester.)
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The Statutes and Ordinances of Me Robert Johnson

Author : Robert Johnson
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27 Robert Johnson

Author : Chris Salewicz
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Robert Johnson was, according to Eric Clapton, "the most important blues singer that ever lived." An itinerant street musician, with a weakness for whisky and women, his is a life of pure legend - the man who sold his soul for the devil, and thereby invented modern music. Precious little is known about his 27 years, or the circumstances of his death, and even the site of his grave is contested. In this mini-biography, acclaimed music critic Chris Salewicz investigates the truth behind the myth, evoking an incisive profile of an enigmatic figure who, with just 29 songs, changed popular music for ever. 27: Robert Johnson is the final part of a series of short music ebooks. Other titles in the series include 27: Brian Jones, 27: Jimi Hendrix, 27: Janis Joplin, 27: Jim Morrison, 27: Kurt Cobain and 27: Amy Winehouse.

Security Policies and Implementation Issues

Author : Robert Johnson
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PART OF THE NEW JONES & BARTLETT LEARNING INFORMATION SYSTEMS SECURITY & ASSURANCE SERIES! The study of information system security concepts and domains is an essential part of the education of computer science students and professionals alike. Security Policies and Implementation Issues offers a comprehensive, end-to-end view of information security policies and frameworks from the raw organizational mechanics of building to the psychology of implementation. It presents an effective balance between technical knowledge and soft skills, and introduces many different concepts of information security in clear simple terms such as governance, regulator mandates, business drivers, legal considerations, and much more. With step-by-step examples and real-world exercises, this book is a must-have resource for students, security officers, auditors, and risk leaders looking to fully understand the process of implementing successful sets of security policies and frameworks.

Robert Johnson Complete Songbook

Author : Robert Johnson
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(Piano/Vocal/Guitar Artist Songbook). Our first piano/vocal/guitar collection for the songs of this blues legend! Including 29 classics: Come On in My Kitchen * Cross Road Blues (Crossroads) * Dead Shrimp Blues * Drunken Hearted Man * Hell Hound on My Trail * I Believe I'll Dust My Broom * Kind Hearted Woman Blues * Me and the Devil Blues * Ramblin' on My Mind * Sweet Home Chicago * Terraplane Blues * When You Got a Good Friend * and more.

Photography Artistic and Scientific

Author : Robert Johnson
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Outnumbered Outgunned Undeterred

Author : Robert Johnson
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How military forces have prevailed against the odds, explained through vivid narratives and specially commissioned battle plans.

Robert Johnson for Ukulele Songbook

Author : Robert Johnson
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(Ukulele). 18 blues guitar classics specially arranged for the ukulele, with riffs and backup rhythms, in standard notation and tab. Includes: Drunken Hearted Man * Honeymoon Blues * I Believe I'll Dust My Broom * I'm a Steady Rollin' Man (Steady Rollin' Man) * Kind Hearted Woman Blues * Me and the Devil Blues * Sweet Home Chicago * When You Got a Good Friend * and more.

Up Jumped the Devil

Author : Bruce Conforth
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Robert Johnson is the subject of the most famous myth about the blues: he allegedly sold his soul at the crossroads in exchange for his incredible talent, and this deal led to his death at age 27. But the actual story of his life remains unknown save for a few inaccurate anecdotes. Up Jumped the Devil is the result of over 50 years of research. Gayle Dean Wardlow has been interviewing people who knew Robert Johnson since the early 1960s, and he was the person who discovered Johnson's death certificate in 1967. Bruce Conforth began his study of Johnson's life and music in 1970 and made it his mission to fill in what was still unknown about him. In this definitive biography, the two authors relied on every interview, resource and document, most of it material no one has seen before. As a result, this book not only destroys every myth that ever surrounded Johnson, but also tells a human story of a real person. It is the first book about Johnson that documents his years in Memphis, details his trip to New York, uncovers where and when his wife Virginia died and the impact this had on him, fully portrays the other women Johnson was involved with, and tells exactly how and why he died and who gave him the poison that killed him. Up Jumped the Devil will astonish blues fans who thought they knew something about Johnson.

Robert Johnson Easy Guitar Collection

Author : Robert Johnson
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(Easy Guitar). 20 of Johnson's legendary blues classics arranged for easy guitar in standard notation and tablature: Come on in My Kitchen * Cross Road Blues (Crossroads) * From Four Until Late * I Believe I'll Dust My Broom * I'm a Steady Rollin' Man * Kind Hearted Woman Blues * Ramblin' on My Mind * Sweet Home Chicago * Traveling Riverside Blues * Walkin' Blues * When You Got a Good Friend * and more.