Robert Johnson Netflix Documentary

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Robert Johnson Netflix Documentary

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For anyone who has Netflix: there's a documentary on the legendary blues guitarist Robert Johnson right now. It's a great introduction to Johnson. Most of what we've been able to find out about his early life is explored, and the cultural background and roots of the infamous crossroads legend is discussed. His legacy is talked about in great detail, too. I wish it had told more about the background of the recordings he made in San Antonio and Dallas, but all in all this is a documentary I recommend.

Btw: Johnson's 94 year old stepsister Annye Anderson released a memoir this year, revealing the third known photograph of Robert in existence.

Exclusive First Look at New Photograph of Blues Legend Robert Johnson

The memoir is going on sale June 9: Brother Robert: Growing Up With Robert Johnson

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I don't have Netflix, but that does sound interesting. I'll have to read up on him.

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Here is the trailer for the documentary. Unfortunately it appears to be Netflix exclusive.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=E1cIgRy7hUE
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That looks like a fascinating story. I wonder if it will reveal anything about the mystery—if anything can be learned...

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It really is. Unfortunately information on much of his life is so scant. Just adds to the air of mystery...
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