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6M0120111130Paul Sexton tells the story of bluesman Robert Johnson, who died in 1938 aged 27.
Paul Sexton tells the story of legendary bluesman Robert Johnson, who died in 1938 aged just 27, and explores his music, influence and the myths surrounding his life.
The series begins in London's Winchmore Hill, as Paul Sexton follows the often obscure trail of Johnson through deepest Mississippi to the grave.
There, he settles at last the long-running debate over just where the bluesman who supposedly sold his soul to the devil at the crossroads, found his final lonely resting place.
Or does he? - for there are several other sites that lay claim to the body, just as there are a number of possible crossroads.
Contributors include blues veteran Honeyboy Edwards, Robert Plant, Groundhog guitarist Tony McPhee, blues writer and archivist Michael Roach, Yardbird Chris Dreja, John Hammond, Kink Dave Davies, ex-Fleetwood Mac bassist Bob Brunning, Rob Love from the Alabama 3, Blues Band guitarist Dave Kelly, veteran blues producer Mike Vernon, Mike Davis from the San Antonio Blues Society and Professor Barry Lee Pearson from the University of Maryland.
The series first broadcast on Radio 2 in 2005.
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6M03 LAST20111202Paul Sexton concludes the story of legendary bluesman Robert Johnson, who died in 1938 aged just 27, and explores his music, influence and the myths surrounding his life.
Paul Sexton concludes the story of bluesman Robert Johnson, who died in 1938 aged 27.

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  • Jazz and Blues