[Random Cool] Check Out This Amazing Print Of ‘The Devil And Robert Johnson’

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Art isn’t something that I really get to showcase much here on BD Music. So when I stumbled across an amazing rendition of The Devil And Robert Johnson, I had to share it with you. The tale goes something like this: Robert Johnson, who aspired to become a blues musician, was told to take a guitar to the a crossroad near Dockery Plantation at midnight. The Devil then appeared and a deal was struck in which Johnson was given the abilities and mastery of the guitar. The story is fairly well known and oft-parodied, such as in Metalocalypse and by Tenacious D.

The glorious piece of art was done by Nicola Verlato and a signed print can be purchased here. Head on below to see it.

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  • Mr.Mirage

    Crossroads, the one with Joe Seneca, Joe Morton and Steve Vai (soundtrack by Ry Cooder), is an excellent film using the Robert Johnson urban legend as its core.

    Oh… and Jami Gertz and Ralph Macchio, who provided the fingering but admitted he could not play as well as the music that was overdubbed… they used the sped-up film trick seen in the old karate/”chop sockey” movies to make it appear that his hands were actually moving that fast.