History Music / RobertJohnson

12th Mar '18 4:51:33 PM borgjones
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'''Robert Leroy Johnson''' (8 May 1911 - 16 August 1938) was an American musician who had an enormous influence on the {{Blues}} genre. Sure, there was blues music before Robert Johnson, but it sounded vastly different from the blues as we know it today; Johnson [[TropeCodifier either invented or popularised many of the genre's most important conventions]].

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'''Robert Robert Leroy Johnson''' Johnson (8 May 1911 - 16 August 1938) was an American musician who had an enormous influence on the {{Blues}} genre. Sure, there was blues music before Robert Johnson, but it sounded vastly different from the blues as we know it today; Johnson [[TropeCodifier either invented or popularised many of the genre's most important conventions]].
22nd Feb '18 7:29:49 PM Ezclee4050
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* PerformanceAnxiety: During his recording sessions, he insisted on performing while facing a wall, leading to the belief that he was shy about performing in public. However, other biographers suggest that he was using the echo from the wall to improve the acoustics on the recordings-- or to prevent other guitar players from watching his fingers to see how he played his licks.

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* PerformanceAnxiety: During his recording sessions, he insisted on performing while facing a wall, leading to the belief that he was shy about performing in public. However, other biographers suggest that he was using the echo from the wall to improve the acoustics on the recordings-- or to prevent other guitar players from watching his fingers to see how he played his licks.licks (though since he was recording in Texas, hundreds of miles from the Delta, alongside CountryMusic and mariachi musicians, this is debatable).
21st Feb '18 5:06:50 PM Ezclee4050
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* LastSecondWordSwap: "They're Red Hot"
-->''The monkey and the baboon playin' in the grass\\
Well, the monkey stuck his finger in that old--Good Gulf Gas!''[[note]]a reference to an old Gulf Oil slogan[[/note]]
20th Feb '18 12:41:21 AM Ezclee4050
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** "Your calf is hungry and I believe he needs a suck" ("Milkcow's Calf Blues") barely even qualifies as a Double Entendre.



* NonAppearingTitle: "Walking Blues".

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* NonAppearingTitle: "Walking Blues".Or subtitle. "Preaching Blues (Up Jumped the Devil)" says absolutely nothing about the Devil or his jumping up.


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* SingerNamedrop: He calls himself "Bob" a couple times in his songs.
17th Feb '18 7:22:22 PM Ezclee4050
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* TheLoinsSleepTonight: "Stones in My Passway" and "Dead Shrimp Blues".
16th Feb '18 1:16:12 AM Ezclee4050
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* SmokingIsCool: The second photo of him discovered, taken in a photo booth, shows him with a cigarette in his mouth (holding his guitar).
15th Feb '18 4:36:52 PM Ezclee4050
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* CarSong: "Terraplane Blues", referencing the then-popular [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terraplane Hudson Terraplane]].
16th Jan '18 1:31:25 AM Cryoclaste
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[[CaptainObvious As may be gathered from his years of birth and death above,]] [[ShortLivedBigImpact he only lived to be 27.]] Over his lifetime only a handful of songs were ever recorded, but each and every one of them is influential. A "Zeroth Law of Blues Standards", analogous to TheZerothLawOfTropeExamples, may be formulated: if you trace any blues standard[[note]]a well-known blues song which has been covered by a lot of artists[[/note]] back far enough, odds are good - perhaps not as good as the odds for finding Shakespeare in TheZerothLawOfTropeExamples, but still ridiculously good for one single artist - that you will find Robert Johnson. Some of his best-known (and most-covered) songs are "Dust My Broom", "Cross Road Blues", "Come on in My Kitchen" and "Sweet Home Chicago".

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[[CaptainObvious As may be gathered from his years of birth and death above,]] [[ShortLivedBigImpact he only lived to be 27.]] Over his lifetime only a handful of songs were ever recorded, but each and every one of them is influential. A "Zeroth Law of Blues Standards", analogous to TheZerothLawOfTropeExamples, JustForFun/TheZerothLawOfTropeExamples, may be formulated: if you trace any blues standard[[note]]a well-known blues song which has been covered by a lot of artists[[/note]] back far enough, odds are good - perhaps not as good as the odds for finding Shakespeare in TheZerothLawOfTropeExamples, JustForFun/TheZerothLawOfTropeExamples, but still ridiculously good for one single artist - that you will find Robert Johnson. Some of his best-known (and most-covered) songs are "Dust My Broom", "Cross Road Blues", "Come on in My Kitchen" and "Sweet Home Chicago".
9th Jun '17 10:43:40 PM nombretomado
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* TheWindyCity: "Sweet Home Chicago."

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* TheWindyCity: "Sweet Home Chicago."
18th May '16 4:20:18 PM Sabo88
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** As of 2015, [[UnCancelled the manga is now been published again in a new magazine]].
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