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Most of us who know about Led Zeppelin and their history must know about Robert Johnson, the "King of the Delta Blues". How much an influence do you think that 'ole Robert Johnson had on the the future music of Jimmy Page and Robert Plant and to another extent, Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley, the Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, the Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton and the many others that followed in his wake?

I would say that Robert Johnson's influence is vast and undeniable even though his music, as brief as it was, was recorded in 1936 - 1937. I listen to, love and admire the work of Robert Johnson. I know I am not alone. Just ask Jimmy Page or Robert Plant.

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Most of us who know about Led Zeppelin and their history must know about Robert Johnson, the "King of the Delta Blues". How much an influence do you think that 'ole Robert Johnson had on the the future music of Jimmy Page and Robert Plant and to another extent, Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley, the Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, the Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton and the many others that followed in his wake?

I would say that Robert Johnson's influence is vast and undeniable even though his music, as brief as it was, was recorded in 1936 - 1937. I listen to, love and admire the work of Robert Johnson. I know I am not alone. Just ask Jimmy Page or Robert Plant.

What's happening "lzzoso!" I hope all is well with you. I am a huge ROBERT JOHNSON fan. ROBERT JOHNSON not only influenced Rock n' Roll and its most legendary bands, but he influenced all of the legendary Blues greats as well. I own all of ROBERT JOHNSON'S albums but my favorite is the 2-CD Boxset entitled ROBERT JOHNSON, THE COMPLETE RECORDINGS that was released on the Columbia Records label in 1990. This Boxset contains all known 41 recordings of this legendary Blues artist. I'm talking about legendary recordings such as "Kindhearted Woman Blues," "Sweet Home Chicago," "Rambling On My Mind," "Terraplane Blues," "Phonograph Blues," "Dead Shrimp Blues," "Cross Road Blues," "Preaching Blues (Up Jumped The Devil)," "Stones In My Passway," "Hellhound On My Trail," "Drunken Hearted Man," "Me And The Devil Blues," "Stop Breaking Down Blues," "Traveling Riverside Blues," "Honeymoon Blues," Love In Vain" and "Milkcow's Calf Blues" to name a few. His influence on Music in general cannot be denied. As far as I'm concerned, ROBERT JOHNSON'S music will live forever. Take care "lzzoso" and ROCK ON FOREVER my friend!

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Robert Johnson is arguably the single greatest influence on all blues/Rock n rollers since dontchya think?

Squeeze my lemon....

Did anyone find out for sure if we're listening to his recordings at the correct speed???

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Robert Johnson was obviously a huge influence on Blues but I think he gets to much credit, along with a lot of other Blues artists, on the overall influence on Rock & Roll. He's just a small piece of it, & I'm talking early Rock & Roll not even the developments in the last 40 years where his influence isn't overtly direct.

What Robert Johnson has is a great songbook, that's his influence. It's adaptable to many genres of music outside of Blues. He just had great, easy songs like Woody Guthrie(Folk) & Hank Williams(Country & Western), who I think are as much responsible for shaping Rock & Roll as Johnson was but they too are just a small piece of the overall picture.

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i love robert johnson my favorite song of his is "Hellhound on My Trail" as far as influence i know he had a big influence on eric clapton's music with cream and beyond. it also had to have some influence on Led Zeppelin they covered a song of his (Traveling Riverside Blues), Lyrical Refrences (The Lemon Song) and they did kind of a tribute to one of his song "Terraplane Blues" (Trampled Under Foot).

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http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:3cfqxz90ldte

or especially............

http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:3cfoxqw0ldfe

Zeppelin like most other bands of that era had tons of blues influences. The above is a great great album in its' own right. Like the review says, nothing ever comes out of thin air.

Regards;

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yeah very much in style vocals and guitar. also the stones what blows me away is that this is going back to the 1930's

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Robert Johnson is arguably the single greatest influence on all blues/Rock n rollers since dontchya think?

Squeeze my lemon....

Did anyone find out for sure if we're listening to his recordings at the correct speed???

A guy called Andrew Rose has a record label that specialises in remastering classical music.He has started to branch out into the blues field and the work he has done on Robert Johnson's catalogue is unbelievable.I have only heard audio samples from his site but its like hearing the music of Robert Johnson for the first time.The website is called Pristine Audio and he sells copies of his remasters.I'm also pretty sure that he also maintains that we have all indeed been listening to the old soul seller at the wrong speed,if I'm not wrong,he has corrected this as well with his remasters.Cheers.

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