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Robert Johnson

g, voc, 1911-1938 US, Hazlehurst, Mississippi
Singer / Musician / Songwriter of Blues
A.k.a. Robert Leroy Johnson

Legendary seminal blues guitarist from Mississippi (born 08.05.1911, Hazlehurst, Mississippi - died 16.08.1938, Greenwood, Mississippi). Passed away at 27, leaving a widespread impact on music. Some of his songs have been credited to Woody Payne (2), also known as T. Colley. Inducted into Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 1986 (Early Influence). Note: For the KC & The Sunshine Band drummer, please use Robert Johnson (3). For the English composer from the Renaissance, please use Robert Johnson (9).

        
Instruments
  • Guitar
  • Vocals
Genres
  • Blues
  • World
  • Folk
Popular Tracks   
Cross Road Blues on King Of The Delta Blues Singers by Robert Johnson
Me and the Devil Blues on King Of The Delta Blues Singers by Robert Johnson
Sweet Home Chicago on King Of The Delta Blues by Robert Johnson
Cross Road Blues - Take 1 on King Of The Delta Blues by Robert Johnson
Come On In My Kitchen on King Of The Delta Blues Singers by Robert Johnson
Hellhound on My Trail on King Of The Delta Blues by Robert Johnson
Traveling Riverside Blues on King Of The Delta Blues Singers by Robert Johnson
Love in Vain - Take 1 on King Of The Delta Blues by Robert Johnson
They're Red Hot - SA.2627-1 on The Centennial Collection by Robert Johnson
Hell Hound On My Trail on King Of The Delta Blues Singers by Robert Johnson

Track list and 30sec audio provided by

Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Love In VainRobert Johnson2018Compil.
Ramblin' On My MindRobert Johnson2018Compil.
Me And The DevilRobert Johnson2018Compil.
Love in Vain - Robert Johnson 1911-1938Robert Johnson2018Compil.
Love In VainRobert Johnson2017Compil.
The Complete Master TakesRobert Johnson2016Compil.
Terraplane BluesSteve Earle / Robert Johnson2015Single
Coleção Folha Soul & Blues 23Robert Johnson2015Compil.
Drunken Hearted ManRobert Johnson2015Compil.
The Blues E.P.Kokomo Arnold, Son House, Robert Johnson, Leadbelly2014Compil.
Robert Johnson 1-2Robert Johnson2014Album
The Best Of Robert Johnson: King Of The Delta BluesRobert Johnson2014Compil.
Golden Blues Box. The Best Six Albums From The Best Six BluesmenB.B. King, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, John Lee Hooker, Willie Dixon, Robert Johnson2014Compil.
The Great Robert JohnsonRobert Johnson2013Compil.
The Very Best Of Robert JohnsonRobert Johnson2013Compil.
The Complete RecordingsRobert Johnson2013Compil.
Blues Master WorksRobert Johnson2013Compil.
The Complete Original Masters: Centennial EditionRobert Johnson2011Compil.
The Centennial CollectionRobert Johnson2011Compil.
Cross RoadRobert Johnson2011Compil.
His Recorded Legacy: The 29 SongsRobert Johnson2011Album
The Rough Guide To Blues Legends: Robert JohnsonRobert Johnson2010Compil.
Charly Blues Masterworks Volume 23 - Robert JohnsonRobert Johnson2009Compil.
Blues MastersRobert Johnson2008Compil.
Hellhound On My TrailRobert Johnson2007Compil.
They're Red HotRobert Johnson2007Compil.
Robert Johnson & The Last Of The Great Mississippi Blues SingersRobert Johnson2007Compil.
Standin' At The CrossroadsRobert Johnson2006Compil.
The High Price Of SoulRobert Johnson2006Compil.
Genius Of The BluesRobert Johnson2005Compil.
1936/1937Robert Johnson2005Compil.
Crossroad BluesRobert Johnson2005Compil.
Up Jumped The DevilRobert Johnson2005Compil.
The Complete RecordingsRobert Johnson2004Compil.
Inspiring EricRobert Johnson2004Compil.
The Complete Recordings Vol. 2Robert Johnson2004Compil.
I'm A Steady Rollin' ManRobert Johnson2004Compil.
From Four Till LateRobert Johnson2004Compil.
Hellhound On My TrailRobert Johnson2004Compil.
The Complete Recordings Vol. 1Robert Johnson2004Compil.
Blues Archive - The Story Of The Blues Chapter 3Robert Johnson2004Compil.
Cross Road BluesRobert Johnson2004Compil.
Presenting... Robert JohnsonRobert Johnson2003Compil.
Me And The Devil BluesRobert Johnson2003Compil.
Martin Scorsese Presents The BluesRobert Johnson2003Compil.
Robert Johnson & The Old School BluesRobert Johnson2003Compil.
Devil On My Trail / The Complete SongbookRobert Johnson2002Compil.
Contracted To The DevilRobert Johnson2002Compil.
Genius Of The Blues (Complete Original Takes)Robert Johnson2002Compil.
The Last Of The Great Blues SingersRobert Johnson2002Compil.
Robert JohnsonRobert Johnson2002Compil.
Me And The DevilPeter Green Splinter Group, Robert Johnson2001Compil.
Crossroad BluesRobert Johnson2001Compil.
The R. L. Spencer LegacyRobert Johnson2001Compil.
Have I got blues for youRobert Johnson2001Compil.
The Best OfRobert Johnson2001Compil.
The Life & Music Of Robert Johnson (Can't You Hear The Wind Howl?)Robert Johnson2001Single
Deal With The Devil Vol. 2 The Dallas RecordingsRobert Johnson2001Compil.
Walking BluesRobert Johnson2001Compil.
Cross Road BluesRobert Johnson2000Compil.
The Devil's BluesRobert Johnson2000Compil.
The Search For Robert JohnsonRobert Johnson2000Album
Love In VainRobert Johnson2000Compil.
The Last Of The Great Blues SingersRobert Johnson1999Compil.
Hellhound On My TrailRobert Johnson1999Compil.
Steady Rollin' ManRobert Johnson1999Compil.
The Complete CollectionRobert Johnson1998Compil.
...I Went Down To The Crossroads...Robert Johnson1998Compil.
Preaching The BluesRay Charles, Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters1998Compil.
King Of The Delta BluesRobert Johnson1997Compil.
Cross Road BluesRobert Johnson1997Compil.
King Of The Delta BluesRobert Johnson1997Compil.
Cross Road BluesRobert Johnson1997Compil.
Jazz & Blues Collection Vol. 21Robert Johnson1995Compil.
Modern Time - Deluxe Collector's EditionRobert Johnson1995Compil.
Hellhound On My Trail - The Essential Recordings Of Robert JohnsonRobert Johnson1995Compil.
The Gold Collection: 40 Classic PerformancesRobert Johnson1995Compil.
San Antonio - Dallas · 1936 - 1937Robert Johnson1995Compil.
Cross Road BluesRobert Johnson1994Compil.
The Very Best Of - The Mlllenium EditionRobert Johnson1994Compil.
Terraplane BluesRobert Johnson1993Compil.
The Original Blues LegendRobert Johnson1993Compil.
Red Hot BluesRobert Johnson1993Compil.
Traveling Riverside BluesRobert Johnson1992Compil.
The Legendary Blues SingerRobert Johnson1992Compil.
Terraplane BluesRobert Johnson1992Compil.
The Legendary Blues SingerRobert Johnson1992Compil.
Gold CollectionRobert Johnson1992Compil.
Cross Road BluesRobert Johnson1991Single
The Complete RecordingsRobert Johnson1990Compil.
Delta Blues: The Alternative TakesRobert Johnson1990Compil.
Robert JohnsonRobert Johnson1989Compil.
The Robert Johnson Story - 25 Phonographic MemoriesRobert Johnson1989Compil.
Crossroads BluesRobert Johnson1989Album
King Of The Delta Blues Singers Volumes 1 & 2Robert Johnson1985Compil.
20 Blues GreatsRobert Johnson1985Compil.
16 Legendary PerformancesRobert Johnson1981Compil.
Delta BluesRobert Johnson, Charley Patton, Skip James, Son House1971Compil.
King Of The Delta Blues Singers Vol. IIRobert Johnson1970Compil.
Mississippi Delta Blues SingerRobert Johnson1967Compil.
Mississippi Delta Blues SingerRobert Johnson1967Compil.
King Of The Delta Blues SingersRobert Johnson1961Compil.
Preaching Blues (Up Jumped The Devil) / Love In Vain BluesRobert Johnson1939Album
Me And The Devil Blues / Little Queen Of SpadesRobert Johnson1938Album
Stop Breakin' Down Blues / Honeymoon BluesRobert Johnson1938Album
I Believe I'll Dust My Broom / Dead Shrimp BluesRobert Johnson1937Album
They're Red Hot / Come On In My KitchenRobert Johnson1937Album
Me And The Devil BluesRobert Johnson1937Compil.
Sweet Home Chicago / Walkin' BluesRobert Johnson1937Album
Hell Hound On My Trail / From Four Until LateRobert Johnson1937Album
Cross Road Blues / Rambling' On My MindRobert Johnson1937Album
32-20 Blues / Last Fair Deal Gone DownRobert Johnson1937Album
Malted Milk / Milkcows Calf BluesRobert Johnson1937Album
Stones In My Passway / I'm A Steady Rollin' ManRobert Johnson1937Album
Terraplane Blues / Kindhearted Woman BluesRobert Johnson1936Album
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