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The Resource Searching for Robert Johnson, Peter Guralnick

Searching for Robert Johnson, Peter Guralnick

Label
Searching for Robert Johnson
Title
Searching for Robert Johnson
Statement of responsibility
Peter Guralnick
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Robert Johnson, while probably the most influential of all blues guitarists, is also one of the most obscure. Recognized as an influence on musicians like Eric Clapton and the Rolling Stones, and a whole generation of rock n' roll, Johnson was known for the ferocity and originality of his work, and for the tormented sensibility behind it. Johnson was poisoned by a jealous husband in 1938--at the age of twenty-seven. This untimely death, his supposed bargain with the devil that enabled him to play guitar, and the ferocity and tormented originality of his work have given rise to a legend that has inspired a Hollywood movie and numerous stories. Peter Guralnick's extended essay about the life of the man and the myth, and of the place and time that produced both, illuminates much of the obscurity around Johnson without forfeiting any of the mystery. -- Publisher description
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
ML420.J735
LC item number
G8 1989
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • discographies
Label
Searching for Robert Johnson, Peter Guralnick
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "Produced by Toby Bryon/Multiprises."
  • "A Dutton Obelisk book."
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 70-74)
  • Discography: pages 74-83
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
19672032
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
83 pages
Isbn
9780525248019
Lccn
89007912
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Gift of John Morthland Estate, 2016 (Access. No. 2016-110). From the library of John Morthland. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)19672032
Label
Searching for Robert Johnson, Peter Guralnick
Publication
Note
  • "Produced by Toby Bryon/Multiprises."
  • "A Dutton Obelisk book."
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 70-74)
  • Discography: pages 74-83
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
19672032
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
83 pages
Isbn
9780525248019
Lccn
89007912
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Gift of John Morthland Estate, 2016 (Access. No. 2016-110). From the library of John Morthland. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)19672032

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