The legendary Robert Johnson (1911-1938) stands at the crossroads of American music. He became the first modern bluesman, evolving the country blues of the Mississippi Delta. Johnson was a songwriter of searing depth and a guitar player with a commanding ability that inspired every blues artist that followed in his wake. This essential LP contains the most celebrated numbers of Robert Johnson. It compiles 20 master recordings waxed in San Antonio and Dallas, between 1936 and 1937. Originally, most of them were released by Vocalion as 78 rpm singles in the late 1930s. The audio of each of these tracks has been carefully restored for this special LP collection.