Mudcat Café message #3495269 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #150076   Message #3495269
Posted By: Bobert
26-Mar-13 - 07:33 PM
Thread Name: BS: Welcome Larry Saidman.
Subject: RE: BS: Welcome Larry Saidman.
In his day, JtS, Robert Johnson was so good that after his great disappearing act when he returned and could play well, blues players flocked from all over to hear him... He didn't want them to see how he did some of what he did so he turned his back on lots of his songs so they wouldn't figure out how he was doing all that stuff that, in reality, had never been done before...

With that said, I think that his buddy, Johnny Shines, who learned all that stuff off Robert, was the better of the two...