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Demythologizing Robert Johnson: Chipping Away at the Myths That Encrust a Blues Legend

Tony Scherman, The New York Times, 20 September 1998

ALTHOUGH THE great blues singer and guitarist Robert Johnson died 60 years ago, swallowed up at 27 by the rural Mississippi demiworld of juke joints and barrelhouses that spawned him, he looms ever larger in America's imagination.

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