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  Robert Johnson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Robert Leroy Johnson (May 8, 1911 – August 16, 1938) is among the most famous Delta Blues musicians and arguably the most influential.
Johnson was born in Hazlehurst, Mississippi in 1911.
Johnson is widely cited as "the greatest blues singer of all time" or even the most important musician of the 20th century, but many listeners are disappointed by their first encounter with his work.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Robert_Johnson   (2482 words)

 Robert L. Johnson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Robert L. Johnson (born April 8, 1946) is the founder of Black Entertainment Television, and was its chairman and chief executive officer.
Johnson studied history at the University of Illinois and graduated in 1968 with a bachelor's degree.
Johnson worked at the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the Washington Urban League before becoming press secretary for Walter E. Fauntroy, who was the congressional delegate from the District of Columbia.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Robert_L._Johnson   (521 words)

 Robert Johnson - Bio
In the meantime, Robert Johnson was born May 8, 1911, in Hazlehurst, Mississippi, to Julia Dodds and Noah Johnson, the man whom she favored in Mr.
Robert was pretty hard on "working girls"--they were too tough for him, too--but if he was going to be in any one place for a while, he developed a technique of female selection that generally kept him out of trouble and well fed and cared for, to boot.
Robert Johnson was buried in a wooden coffin that was furnished by the county.
www.deltahaze.com /johnson/bio.html   (6214 words)

Johnson is also a member of the Board of Governors for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland and a Board of Trustee for the Brookings Institution.
Johnson is a graduate of the University of Illinois and holds a master's degree in International Affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.
Johnson maintains residences in Washington, D.C. and Charlotte, and is the father of a daughter, Paige, and a son, Brett.
www.nba.com /bobcats/robert_johnson_bio.html   (424 words)

 Trail of the Hellhound: Robert Johnson
Robert Johnson was born in Hazelhurst, Mississippi, May 8, 1911, but spent much of his early life in levee camps and on plantations in the northern Delta.
Robert Johnson married while in Hazelhurst and practiced his picking, learning new songs from phonograph records.
Johnson re-emerged in Robinsonville many months later without his wife but displaying a dazzling guitar technique and a raft of new songs sounding suspiciously like records by Lonnie Johnson (no relation), Skip James, Peetie Wheatstraw, Scrapper Blackwell, and Kokomo Arnold.
www.cr.nps.gov /delta/blues/people/robert_johnson.htm   (547 words)

 ROBERT JOHNSON AND THE CROSSROADS CURSE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Robert Johnson was born on May 8th, 1911 in Hazelhurst, MS.
Johnson was absolutely grief-stricken and this incident marked a turning point in his life.
Johnson was not satisified with his own musical abilities and felt that he needed more talent to achieve success.
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 Robert Johnson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Robert Johnson’s guitar playing was the beginning of the his legend.
Or that he was shot by a jealous husband (Robert was not shy with the ladies, and often stayed in strange towns with women he found at the places he played at.
The truth is that Robert was poisoned, either by the barkeeper at the saloon he played that night, who was angry because Robert had been talking to his wife, or by a jealous girlfriend.
bluesnet.hub.org /artists/robert.johnson.html   (473 words)

 Robert Johnson, Mississippi musician and King of the Delta Blues
Robert Johnson, the songwriter, guitarist, and singer was known as "The King of the Delta Blues." Robert Johnson was born in Hazlehurst, Mississippi, on May 8, 1911 to Julia Major Dobbs and Noah Johnson.
Robert Johnson stands at the crossroads of American music, much as a popular folk legend has it he once stood at Mississippi crossroads and sold his soul to the devil in exchange for guitar-playing prowess.
Robert Johnson is one of the most celebrated figures in blues history.
www.shs.starkville.k12.ms.us /mswm/MSWritersAndMusicians/musicians/Johnson.html   (960 words)

 Robert Johnson Timeline   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Robert Leroy Johnson is born in Hazelhurst, Mississippi, to Julia Ann Dodds and an itinerant field hand named Noah Johnson.
Robert plays a local juke joint known as "Three Forks." It was here that the Three Forks owner, a jealous husband, gives him a glass of poisoned whiskey.
Robert Johnson is part of the first group to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
www.robertjohnsonfilm.com /Timeline.html   (420 words)

 Robert Johnson
Robert was reported to have one of the 'quickest ears' in the Mississippi Delta.
Robert Johnson is acknowledged as perhaps the most accomplished and certainly the most influential of all bluesmen.
Robert Johnson's music was the expression of a solitary man. It was folk music expertly played and sung, but it was also the intimate song of an individual, sung with genius.
www.earlyblues.com /robert_johnson_essay.htm   (2564 words)

 Wholeness Therapy: The Work of Robert A. Johnson
Robert A. Johnson's thoughtful analysis of these two timeless myths elegantly reveals the parallel and divergent ways men and women experience and overcome alienation and recognizes how the story of the king speaks to the masculine side of women, while the tale of the maiden addresses the feminine side of men.
Johnson guides us through an exploration of the shadow: what it is, how it originates, and how it is formed through the process of acculturation, and the havoc that it can wreak if not absorbed.
Johnson sees the "owning" of one's shadow a means by which wholeness is restored to the personality.
www.wholenesstherapy.com /public/johnson.htm   (1226 words)

 CED's Venture 2005: Robert L. Johnson
Robert L. Johnson is the founder and chief executive officer of Black Entertainment Television (BET), a subsidiary of Viacom, Inc. (NYSE: VIA and VIA.B) and the nation's first and leading television network providing quality entertainment, music, news and public affairs programming for the African-American audience.
Johnson also made history in 2002 by becoming the first African-American majority owner of a major sports franchise - the expansion NBA Charlotte Bobcats, returning professional basketball to the Queen City during the 2004-05 season.
Johnson is also a member of the Board of Governors for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio; and The Grammy Foundation.
www.cednc.org /conferences/venture/2005/agenda/robert_johnson.html   (383 words)

 Free-Essays-Free-Essays.com - Robert Johnson
Robert Johnson was born on May eighth, 1911, in the heart of the Mississippi Delta.
Robert’s mother described little Robert as a playful little boy, who Always used to be listenin, listenin to the wind or the chickens cluckin in the backyard or me, when I’d be singin round the house.
Johnson feared the worst for Robert, she believed the guitar was the instrument of the devil and that the music he listened to was full of sin.
www.free-essays-free-essays.com /dbase/1e/bqg137.shtml   (2872 words)

 Robert Johnson Blues Foundation official website, MS Delta blues singer legend.
The award is named after Robert Johnson, a man who lived barely 30 years, but whose music has survived and continues to inspire musicians from around the world.
Robert Johnson was awarded a lifetime achievement award in a special cermony at the Grammy's in February.
The Robert Johnson Blues Foundation hopes to ensure that Robert Johnson's legacy and the delta blues heritage continue into the future by recognizing and assisting young blues musicians through the New Generation Award.
www.robertjohnsonbluesfoundation.org /awards.html   (797 words)

 Official Robert Johnson Web site, MS Delta blues singer legend, Foundation.
In 2004, Robert Johnson’s son Claud, and his grandsons, Steven, Gregory and Michael Johnson began a non profit organization called the Robert Johnson Blues Foundation to honor their father and grandfather and the distinctive soulful music that he created.
Robert Johnson Blues Foundation presents Osgood and Blaque at the Sidetrack Bar and Grill in Hazlehurst, MS on Saturday August 19, and Saturday September 2, 2006 at 7:00 p.m.
The foundation is comprised of the Robert Johnson Foundation Blues Museum and Foundation Headquarters in Crystal Springs, MS, adn the Robert Johnson Center and the Heritage House in Hazlehurst, MS.
www.robertjohnsonbluesfoundation.org   (277 words)

 Artists - Robert Johnson
Robert Johnson is one of the most celebrated blues artists.
As the story goes, Robert Johnson was a young man living on a plantation in rural Mississippi.
In exchange for his everlasting soul, Robert Johnson would become the king of the Delta blues singers, able to play, sing, and create the greatest blues.
www.si.umich.edu /CHICO/folkandblues/music_artists_rjohnson.htm   (225 words)

 Robert Johnson
All that is known is that Robert Johnson disappeared for a time span and when he returned his genius flourished with his guitar.
Robert Johnson saw the blues as a vehicle to help him escape his position in America.
For Johnson was a creative genius in every sense of the word, by which I mean that he came to embody the art he practiced.
www.mudcat.org /rj-dave.cfm   (1402 words)

 Amazon.com: The Complete Recordings: Music: Robert Johnson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Part of who Robert Johnson was as a singer and songwriter is obscured by his legend, which has been retold so often it borders on cliche.
Robert Johnson is probably one of the most enigmatic figures in the history of the blues, or even perhaps in all of American music.
Robert Johnson has been called the best bluesman ever......this is arguable as Son House is certainly one of the greats of all time, and he also had the distinction of being an early mentor of Robert Johnson in the late 1920's.
www.amazon.com /Complete-Recordings-Robert-Johnson/dp/B000002ADN   (1964 words)

 Robert Johnson
Robert Johnson is acknowledged by many as the 'King of the Delta Blues'.
Robert Johnson's final resting place is assumed to be in one of two places.
Johnson's reputation as a great blues guitarist is based on his ability to cover lead, rythm, bass, and vocals.
www.schematicheaven.com /deltabluesland/artists/robert_johnson.htm   (1696 words)

 Robert Johnson
Robert Johnson is born on the 8th May 1911 in Hazlehurst, Mississippi, the son of Julia Ann Majors and Noah Johnson.
Robert travels with his mother and his father-in-law to Robinsonville in 1918, a town about 25 miles from Memphis.
Robert Johnson dies on 16 August 1938 at Greenwood, Mississippi, after having been poisoned.
www.john-meekings.co.uk /rjohnson.html   (327 words)

 The Robert Johnson Notebooks
On November 23, 1936, Robert Johnson recorded his songs for the first time in San Antonio, Texas.
The vitality of Robert Johnson's music has been reaffirmed by the many remakes of his songs, from such diverse artists as Lee Roy Parnell to Eric Clapton to the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Cabas created the class "as an excuse to teach Robert Johnson," and the class' papers, which come out of a period of listening to and recording observations in a literary notebook on Johnson's songs, are often the best that he gets for the entire session.
xroads.virginia.edu /~MUSIC/rjhome.html   (309 words)

 Robert L. Johnson
Robert L. Johnson is the founder, chairman and CEO of Black Entertainment Television (BET) and the majority owner of the the Charlotte Bobcats of the National Basketball Association.
In the early 1970s Johnson found himself in Washington, D.C. and in the midst of the expansion of cable television.
Since then Johnson has continued to expand and diversify the BET brand, and in 2003 he was approved by the NBA to own and operate a new franchise, the Charlotte Bobcats.
www.infoplease.com /biography/var/robertljohnson.html   (212 words)

 CNN.com - Black History Month 2002
April 8, 1946 in Hickory, Mississippi, the ninth of 10 children born to Archie and Edna Johnson.
Johnson continued to be the company's chairman and CEO.
Johnson has received the 1997 Broadcasting & Cable Magazine's Hall of Fame Award and Cablevision Magazine's 20/20 Vision Award, which named him one of the 20 most influential people in the cable industry.
www.cnn.com /SPECIALS/2002/black.history/stories/07.johnson   (366 words)

 Robert Johnson's Blues
Johnson capitalized on the story that he had sold his soul to the Devil in order to play guitar better than anyone else, in part by emphasizing in his lyrics themes of damnation and of lost souls, especially in Crossroad Blues.
Johnson's songs capture the complex traditions which became the Blues: African (especially Yoruban) legends of meeting Legba at the crossroads, European traditions about the crossroads as a mystical place, Judeo-Christian beliefs about the soul, Mississippi Delta spiritual traditions, and, of course, the complicated African, European, and American musical strains behind the music.
The University of Virginia's Robert Johnson Notebooks provides a wealth of information, including the words to his songs, discographies, biography, and critical essays about Johnson and his work.
www.library.csi.cuny.edu /dept/history/lavender/bluesques.html   (492 words)

 Escaping the Delta: Robert Johnson and the Invention of the Blues
Blues was first of all a fl popular music style, and Johnson was not a demon-harried oddity from the primeval delta, but a brilliant and savvy pop musician, and he deserves to be respected as such, rather than worshipped as a weird rock deity.
This book tries to show both the genuine Robert Johnson, an African-American popular musician whose recordings are both an artistic achievement and a commercially-oriented survey of 1930s blues trends, and the mythic Johnson who has been transformed from a talented but obscure Mississippi guitarist into a romantic legend.
Johnson was well aware of current trends, and began his first recording session with a series of songs modeled on recent hits by top stars from the urban north.
www.elijahwald.com /rjohnson.html   (1926 words)

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