a painting of Robert Johnson smoking a cigarette and holding a fret board

Escaping the Delta: Robert Johnson and the Invention of the Blues

by Elijah Wald Author

Escaping the Delta is about the life of blues legend Robert Johnson, one of the greatest figures in blues history. Elijah Wald examines not only the recordings but the musicians themselves, the African-American press, and original research in order to separate the man from the myth.

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