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The Devil's Work: The plundering of Robert Johnson

Robert Gordon, L.A. Weekly, 4 July 1991

THE SUN did not shine but it was hot as hell the day a memorial stone was unveiled for bluesman Robert Johnson near a country crossroads outside Greenwood, Mississippi. About 75 people filled the tiny Mt. Zion Church, a row of broadcast video cameras behind the back pew, and a bank of lights illuminating a hoarse preacher as he praised a man who reputedly sold his soul to the devil.

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