October 1961: Robert Johnson

Columbia Records releases the compilation album "Robert Johnson -- King of the Delta Blues Singers," generating a wider interest in and appreciation of the recordings of Johnson, who died in 1938.

* Short biography (from allmusic.com): @
* Robert Johnson Blues Foundation: @
* "The Robert Johnson Notebooks": @
* Website for film "Can't You Hear the Wind Howl: The Life & Music of Robert Johnson": @
* "Searching for Robert Johnson" (Vanity Fair, November 2008): @
* "Robert Johnson: Lost and Found" (book by Barry Lee Pearson, Bill McCullough): @
* "Escaping the Delta: Robert Johnson and the Invention of the Blues" (book by Elijah Wald): @; Wald's website: @

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