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Thread #131081 Message #2955688
Posted By: greg stephens
31-Jul-10 - 10:36 AM
Thread Name: Who's THE most over-rated 'legend'?
Subject: RE: Who's THE most over-rated 'legend'?
Guest JonR says re Robert Johnson "Those can be the only reasons he became better known than his mentor Son House" (referring to various non-musical bits of the story). Well, I disagree. I think the main reasons are the recordings of Robert Johnson, and the recordings of Son House. We have all made up our minds, and the balance has tipoped the Johnson way. I say recordings, as I doubt if anyone writing here saw Robert Johnson live. The lucky ones will have caught Son House(I did, a great thrill. But I still rate Johnson higher!!).