Buried Treasure: Robert Johnson, “Me And The Devil Blues”

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Blues legend Robert Johnson’s music has always been kind of spooky. If you sell your soul to the devil to achieve guitar mastery, you’re going to have your share of demons.

This macabre fan-made video for “Me And The Devil Blues” (which Johnson recorded in Dallas, Texas in 1937) works it’s own kind of spooky magic. One of the best things about it is how it shows the Devil not as an external character, but as an extension of ourselves.

Here’s a fun one by the same Dutch artist of the Beatles’ “Helter Skelter.”

If you like it, check out more of the artist’s work here.  Are you curious about how to play those Robert Johnson licks? This guy’s got it down.


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