A deal with the devil, a meeting at the crossroads and a man named Johnson appearing on the scene with Blues Power. Does the story sound familiar? It should, it’s the legend of Robert Johnson.
I have an MP3 of Johnson singing “Maggie Campbell Blues,” which I downloaded from Napster a while back. I picked the song mainly because Dave Alvin did such a masterful job of covering it on “Public Domain.” Johnson’s version is nothing short of haunting. Give it a listen. And if you would like a whole CD of Johnson’s music, you can order it here.