The Story of Bluesman Robert Johnson's Famous Deal …
Robert Hooke FRS (/ h ʊ k /; 28 July [O.S
His biggest early influences included Jewell, Martin and Ray Snell – a local blues trio, Stop and Fixit - a travelling blues duo (originally from GA but Fixit stayed and passed away in Dothan) and local musician Blind Murphy. Eddie ran off with one of the medicine shows that came through Dothan, The Silas Green Sugar Girls.
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Handy, and although he was a jazz bandleader, he did profit from his use of the Blues, coming across akin to Shakespeare and Robert Johnson in that he wasn’t above using others work to expand upon it with incredible effect.
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Discussing his lifelong musical enthusiasm, he says: “I wanted to find America, in all its different colours and horizons, that’s been my trip. I never inhaled a chemical after 1977, but I’m still inhaling America.” He is incredibly knowledgeable about blues, its African source and subsequent American tributaries and European tangents, conversation digressing down geographical and historical avenues, the slave trade, the culture of Louisiana, the electrification of country blues, and its near cosmic power when first heard in Britain. “Robert Johnson stole my heart when I was 14. I tuned into a subculture running parallel to my shiny grammar-school life.