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Coloring Club Plus — 8/18/19

Aug 18

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Robert Leroy Johnson (May 8, 1911 – August 16, 1938) was an American blues singer, songwriter and musician. His landmark recordings in 1936 and 1937 display a combination of singing, guitar skills, and songwriting talent that has influenced later generations of musicians. Johnson’s poorly documented life and death have given rise to much legend. He is now recognized as a master of the blues, particularly as a progenitor of the Delta blues style.

The album I have is, “King of the Delta Blues” but I don’t see this at wikipedia. The song I’m choosing today from it is called, “Kind-Hearted Woman Blues,” first released in 1936.

I got a kindhearted woman, do anything in this world for me
I got a kindhearted woman, do anything in this world for me
But these evil-hearted women, man, they will not let me be

I love my baby, my baby don’t love me
I love my baby, my baby don’t love me
But I really love that woman, can’t stand to leave her be

Ain’t but the one thing, makes Mister Johnson drink
I’s worried about how you treat me, baby, I begin to think
Oh, babe, my life don’t feel the same
You breaks my heart, when you call Mister So-and-So’s name

She’s a kindhearted woman, she studies evil all the time
She’s a kindhearted woman, she studies evil all the time
You well’s to kill me, as to have it on your mind
Songwriter:  Robert Johnson

10 thoughts on “Coloring Club Plus — 8/18/19

  1. That was the album that the likes of Eric Clapton picked up in the early 60’s- that changed their lives– Clapton- Keith Richards and a generation of guitar players.

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  2. Nice metric colouring, Johnson’s pact was that if he made it in music the satan could harvest his children at 27 years of age. Johnson died at 27, as did Hendrix, Joplin, Al Wilson, Ron mcKernan, Brian Jones, Cobain.

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