ICYMI: Robert Johnson Stood Outside the Mainstream of 1930s Blues


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This is a re-posting of Nate Wilcox's 2018 interview with author Elijah Wald about his book “Escaping the Delta: Robert Johnson and the Invention of the Blues

In this episode, Elijah explains his ground-breaking revisionist history of the blues, why Robert Johnson was virtually ignored by blues fans of his own era and how he emerged as a legend in the 1960's and beyond.

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