‘Cross Road Blues’ by Robert Johnson

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Recorded by Johnson in 1936, Cross Road Blues refers to the place where the Delta blues man, born on the northern outskirts of Hazlehurst, legendarily sold his soul to the Devil in exchange for his musical talents. The recurring blues theme made Johnson, who recorded only 29 songs during his career, a true blues legend.

Read more about Robert Johnson and his significance on Mississippi culture on the Mississippi Blues Trail website.

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