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Third picture of Robert Johnson released by his 94yo stepsister...

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by cruiserman, May 21, 2020.

  1. cruiserman

    cruiserman Member

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    We've all seen this one...

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    and this one...

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    Now on Joe B's twitter he posted this one...

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  2. MESA/BUDDA

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    Looks like it's taken from the same session as the first photo.
    A nice jovial pose...
     
  3. bigtone23

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    Does look like the same session. Cool!!
     
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    This is indeed amazing news for all blues fans!

    I am also quite curious to hear Zeke Schein’s take on it, some of you may know that he had purchased an old pic allegedly depicting Robert Johnson, and whose veracity has been challenged by many blues scholars.
     
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    That is awesome!
     
  6. fancychords

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    Love those long fingers.
     
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  7. Phil M

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    Amazing and cool!!
     
  8. Guitarworks

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    Still not sure how it is that the guitar community has to learn of this news from Joe B rather than an academic source, like, for instance, Ken Burns, or a respected professor of music history.
     
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    what difference does it make, ultimately?
     
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    Very cool. So much mystique!
     
  11. Silver

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    Not sure what you're getting at. Do you mean why one would communicate it before the other, or why a guitarist on social media might hear it from Joe B first? The answer to either is fairly self evident, no? It's a nice development (pun not intended) in any case. Why complain? :console

    Obvious reasons involving angle, facial expression, etc... but it shows him in a new light after all this time. Younger and fresher, less battle hardened. He looks a pretty mean gruff dude in the ciggie pic, which kinda feeds into the mystique and lore. Easy to forget he was just a young guy.
     
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    Given his efforts with vintage instruments and guitar history generally, I see no reason why it couldn't be him.
     
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    I heard Rick Beato was going to announce the news about the pic, but he was too busy ranting about headstock tuners.
     
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    Why does it matter?
     
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    Yeah, the Kid has a nice smile!
     
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    Is there really only 3 pictures of Robert Johnson known to exist? Never knew that, and it that's the case, that's a bit mind blowing!
     
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    His hand looks like the Alien face hugger.
     
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    I’m just waiting for some Joe B pics. That guy is so camera/attention shy it hurts
     

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