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Up Jumped the Devil: The Real Life of Robert Johnson
 

Up Jumped the Devil: The Real Life of Robert Johnson (Hardback)

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Robert Johnson is the subject of the most famous myth about the blues: he allegedly sold his soul at the crossroads in exchange for his incredible talent, and this deal led to his death at age 27. But the actual story of his life remains unknown save for a few inaccurate anecdote...s. Up Jumped the Devil is the result of over 50 years of research. Gayle Dean Wardlow has been interviewing people who knew Robert Johnson since the early 1960s, and he was the person who discovered Johnson's death certificate in 1967. Bruce Conforth began his study of Johnson's life and music in 1970 and made it his mission to fill in what was still unknown about him. In this definitive biography, the two authors relied on every interview, resource and document, most of it material no one has seen before. As a result, this book not only destroys every myth that ever surrounded Johnson, but also tells a human story of a real person. It is the first book about Johnson that documents his years in Memphis, details his trip to New York, uncovers where and when his wife Virginia died and the impact this had on him, fully portrays the other women Johnson was involved with, and tells exactly how and why he died and who gave him the poison that killed him. Up Jumped the Devil will astonish blues fans who thought they knew something about Johnson.
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ISBN 9781787602441
Released NZ 26 Sep 2019
Publisher Omnibus Press
Format Hardback
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Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-12 working days

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ISBN-13 9781787602441
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Omnibus Press
Imprint Omnibus Press
Released 26 Sep 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Category Blues music
Biography & Autobiography: Film, Television, Music, Theatre
Number of Pages 336
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 234mm
Dewey Code 781.64309
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Biography: The Arts
ONIX Text General/trade

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