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Monday, 8 June 2015

Blues, USA: Will Self on the Deep South, The Blues, Clarksdale; The Devil's Music and Robert Johnson's crossroads

The good thing about going to the dentist is coming across an article of some interest in a magazine in the waiting room.

I didn't have time to read much of it there. Luckily I found it online.

Here it is, from Esquire magazine, April 2015. "Will Self Goes In Search Of The American Blues", 15 March 2015.

Mind you, how many more times can one bear to read an account, or see a film, relating that absurd myth about Robert Johnson selling his soul to the devil at the crossroads, in return for mastery of the blues guitar?

Crossroads, Robert Johnson

Hellhound on my Trail

Me and the Devil Blues

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