Tag Archives: Robert Johnson

Love in Vain Blues: Robert Johnson; the Rolling Stones; Eric Clapton

Hello there! In this week’s blog we consider the song Love in Vain Blues. This is one of the great ‘roots’ blues songs, originally recorded in the 1930s. We will start with the original song by blues legend Robert Johnson. … Continue reading

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Sweet Home Chicago: Robert Johnson; Buddy Guy; Eric Clapton

Hello there! In this week’s blog we consider the song Sweet Home Chicago. This is one of the classic ‘roots’ blues songs. We will start with the original version by the legendary blues artist Robert Johnson, and then discuss covers … Continue reading

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Cross Road Blues/Crossroads: Robert Johnson and Cream

Hello there! In this week’s post we will consider the song Crossroads, contrasting the original version by Robert Johnson to the cover by Cream. This is not only one of the greatest blues tunes of all time, it is arguably … Continue reading

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