Death and Deals at the Crossroads: Voodoo Thoughts on Robert Johnson

Robert Johnson, Fearrington, NC Folk festival. Photo by Amanda Hirsch.

All this talk of Voodoo and Vodou sacred music has got me thinking about one of the most infamous musicians of all time. Undoubtedly Robert Johnson is one of the most legendary figures in music history.  His mythic deal with the Devil at the crossroads catapulted him to musical and Hoodoo stardom. Will we ever know the real truth behind this epic urban legend ?  The Beginning Blues legend Robert Leroy Johnson burst out into this world on May 8 1911 in Hazelton, Mississippi. By popular … [Read more...]