Robert Johnson for Banjo
The form and spirit of Robert Johnson's original recordings are faithfully captured in these 15 arrangements while incorporating the unique sonic qualities of the 5-string banjo. The results are a heretofore unavailable opportunity for banjo players to experience the immense satisfaction of performing the music of one of the greatest legends of the blues. Also includes historical information on the origins of the banjo and its ties to the blues; biographical information of blues banjo artists from the 1920s to the present; song-by-song performance notes; and a tunings list. Songs include: Cross Road Blues (Crossroads) • Drunken Hearted Man • From Four Until Late • Hell Hound on My Trail • I Believe I'll Dust My Broom • I'm a Steady Rollin' Man (Steady Rollin' Man) • Kind Hearted Woman Blues • Love in Vain Blues • Me and the Devil Blues • Ramblin' on My Mind • Stop Breakin' down Blues • Sweet Home Chicago • They're Red Hot • 32-20 Blues • Walkin' Blues.
15 Blues Classics Arranged for 5-String Banjo