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Robert Johnson Heritage and Blues Museum

Located in the historic district, this museum is a tribute to Robert Johnson, "King of the Delta Blues Singers". The museum houses a collection of Robert Johnson murals and other bluesmen.

http://www.robertjohnsonbluesfoundation.org

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The next stop on our Delta Tour was the Greenwood Blues Heritage Museum and Gallery, located in the building in the photo above. If you are unfamiliar with Robert Johnson, he is the Delta Blues musician who allegedly "sold his soul to the devil" in order to become the greatest guitar man ever at what is now the intersection of U. S. Highways 49 and 61 known as the "crossroads." Robert Johnson's life and music career ended early, at the age of 27, allegedly under mysterious circumstances at Three Forks, a store and club near Greenwood...

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Credit to: Janice Tracy, Mississippi Memories

http://mymississippimemories.blogspot.com/2009/06/greenwood-blues-heritage-museum-and.html

The famed Mississippi Delta bluesman from Hazelhurst who supposedly sold his soul to the devil in exchange for talent to sing the blues. This exchanged occurred at the “Crossroads” near Clarksdale.

His landmark recordings from 1936 to 1937 display a combination of singing, guitar skills, and songwriting talent that has influenced later generations of musicians. Johnson’s shadowy, poorly documented life and death at age 27 have given rise to much legend, including the Faustian myth that he sold his soul at a crossroads to achieve success. As an itinerant performer who played mostly on street corners, in juke joints, and at Saturday night dances, Johnson had little commercial success or public recognition in his lifetime...

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Credit to: Kelly, Best Road Trip Ever

http://bestroadtripever.com/the-many-grave-markers-of-robert-johnson/


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