29 (A Robert Johnson Tribute #4)

Before he died, Robert Johnson left only 29 recorded songs, with 13 alternate versions. The songs were recorded in 6 sessions, over three months apart. The songs were released on the Vocalion label as "race records", the cheapest possible records to sell. The songs themselves, like most blues songs, aren't usually specific. Their importance lies in the emotion the song conveys, not the so much the events taking place within the song.

One great example, and one of my favorite, is "Come Home into My Kitchen".
http://youtu.be/4up4VP8zjyc

"You'd better come on in my kitchen
babe it going to be rainin outdoors.
Ah the woman I love
took from my best friend.
Some joker got lucky
stole her back again.
You'd better come on in my kitchen
babe it going to be rainin outdoors."

The song conveys sorrow, pain at finding out his woman has left with a friend. But its also the intense vulnerability that he displays in telling the same woman to come back. That outside its going to be raining, its gonna be hard. But no matter how hard their past feelings may be, the door is still open.
First of all I envy you that you have a record Player!!! Love this shot so much ! and your discription and lyrics!!! I think I would like this man's music very much..i will look into that,,,Great Shot! FAV!
posted May 12th, 2012  
Such a stunning shot, love the focus, pov, lighting and of course the processing. Another great tribute and perfect photo...Fav =)
posted May 12th, 2012  
Very well done, Beau. Love the processing and the feel to the shot.
posted May 12th, 2012  
this is such a dramatic shot, beau. the emotion it conveys is so strong i almost wanted to cry. beautiful and dramatic. i love it.
posted May 12th, 2012  
Very nice tribute photo!
posted May 12th, 2012  
A beautiful capture. Love the perspective and tones. 8)
posted May 12th, 2012  
Love it.
posted May 12th, 2012  
@ellimae Thank you so much for the Fav Ellen. Its a Singer portable record player. Guess its the precursor to the portable 8 track, Walkman tape player, Cd and Ipod. Lol
posted May 12th, 2012  
@tanja_1211 Thank you so much for the Fav Tanja. To think I'm totally disappointed with the capture. Lol
posted May 12th, 2012  
@amandalomonaco Thanks Amanda. :)
posted May 12th, 2012  
@summerfield Thanks Summerfield. :)
posted May 12th, 2012  
@swguevin Thanks Sheila. :)
posted May 12th, 2012  
@myautofocuslife Thanks Livia. :)
posted May 12th, 2012  
@miley89 Thank you so much Miley. Appreciate it. :)
posted May 12th, 2012  
I miss the days of vinyl... I actually even miss the imperfections in the sound
posted May 12th, 2012  
I love this!! Great tribute to one of the greatest blues musician of all time. So many have redid that song. I quite like the original.
posted May 12th, 2012  
@pammerritt Thank you so much Pam. I always liked the Allman's version. But I have to admit, the original is still the best.
posted May 13th, 2012  
great composition
posted May 13th, 2012  
@dmdfday Thanks Diane
posted May 13th, 2012  
Great content, love the angle and dof. Love all the writing and songs you give us.
posted May 15th, 2012  
@jennywren Thanks Jen :)
posted May 17th, 2012  
Great feel!
posted May 17th, 2012  
@pepperduck Thanks Kathy. Appreciate it. ;)
posted May 30th, 2012  
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