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King of the Delta Blues: The Complete Recordings (1990)

Robert Johnson
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Delta blues, Blues

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The Complete Recordings is a compilation album by American blues musician Robert Johnson, released August 28, 1990 on Columbia Records. The album's recordings were recorded in two sessions in Dallas and San Antonio, Texas for the American Record Company (ARC) during 1936 and 1937. Most of the songs were first released on 78rpm records in 1937. The Complete Recordings contains every recording Johnson is known to have made, with the exception of an alternate take of "Travelling Riverside Blues".
The Complete Recordings peaked at number 80 on the Billboard 200 chart. The album has sold more than a million copies, and won a Grammy Award in 1991 for "Best Historical Album." In 1992, the Blues Foundation inducted the album into the Blues Hall of Fame. It also was included by the National Recording Preservation Board in the Library of Congress' National Recording Registry in 2003. The board selects recordings in an annual basis that are "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".
Prior to his death in 1938, through the help of H. C. Speir Johnson recorded 29 songs for the American Record Company (ARC). His complete canon of recordings includes these 29 masters, plus 13

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Tracks

2:55 Come On in My Kitchen
2:25 Ramblin' on My Mind (take 2)
2:41 When You Got a Good Friend (take 1)
2:59 They're red hot
2:33 Stones in My Passway
2:17 Love in Vain Blues (take 2)
2:17 Stop Breakin' Down Blues (take 1)
2:25 Love in Vain Blues (take 1)
2:34 Cross Road Blues (take 2)
2:55 Ramblin' on My Mind (take 1)
2:36 Phonograph Blues (take 2)
2:23 Stop Breakin' Down Blues (take 2)
2:36 Walkin' Blues
2:36 Hell Hound on My Trail
3:00 Terraplane Blues
2:39 I'm a Steady Rollin' Man
2:54 When You Got a Good Friend (take 2)
2:36 Me and the Devil Blues - 1
2:17 Milkcow's Calf Blues (take 2)
2:18 Little Queen of Spades (take 2)
3:00 I Believe I'll Dust My Broom
2:23 Drunken Hearted Man (take 2)
2:51 Preachin' Blues (Up Jumped the Devil)
2:18 Honeymoon Blues
2:35 Kind Hearted Woman Blues (take 2)
2:52 Come on in My Kitchen (take 1)
2:43 Cross Road Blues (take 1)
2:56 Sweet Home Chicago
2:24 From Four Until Late
2:31 Dead Shrimp Blues
2:22 Malted Milk
2:54 32-30 Blues
2:44 Last Fair Deal Gone Down
2:55 Kind Hearted Woman Blues (take 1)
2:42 Phonograph Blues (take 1)
2:46 Traveling Riverside Blues
2:33 Me and the Devil Blues (take 2)
2:27 Drunken Hearted Man (take 1)
2:35 If I Had Possession Over Judgement Day
2:14 Little Queen of Spades (take 1)
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