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Orkney Festival Star Leah Seator Sells Her Soul To The Devil In Robert Johnson Tribute
Leah Seator, now editor of The Orcadian (oldest newspaper in Orkney, Scotland), gives background to celebration of the songs of Delta blues legend Robert Johnson.
Keith Richards on the cover of ‘Robert Johnson The Complete Recordings’ states flatly, “You want to know how good the blues can get? Well, this is it.”
“It’s pretty deep — one I couldn’t have sung as a younger man.” – Steve Hill
“I believe music is a beautiful gift, and we can’t live without this sacred gift. It’s the medicine for all diseases.” – Prakash Slim
“There are differences in blues and Nepali music but there are many similarities: Economic depression, discrimination, and social issues remain the same.” – Prakash Slim
Larkin Poe Announce Covers Album, Release Official Video for ‘Nights in White Satin’
Other artists include Robert Johnson, Elton John, Neil Young, Bo Diddley, Derek & the Dominos, and The Allman Brothers
Editorial note: In honor of Amy Winehouse’s birthday, we’ve shared this article originally published in 2011.
This intimate memoir by blues legend Robert Johnson’s stepsister includes new details about his family, music, influences, tragic death, and musical afterlife.
The Rolling Stones Lend a Hand Gathering Tracks by Blues Pioneers on ‘Confessin’ The Blues’
‘Confessin’ The Blues’ collects the greatest bluesmen ever and provides a perfect study of the genre. The tracks on the various formats of the release have been chosen by the Rolling Stones in collaboration with BMG and Universal.
While Phish may not be everyone’s cup of meat, they are unquestionably four of the most talented musicians on the planet. Nowhere does this band lock in more than when they are ripping away on some 12 bar badness.