austinkleon:

Robert Johnson, King of the Delta Blues Singers, Slower Version, Columbia

If you’ve some means of slowing the LP down – like a direct drive turntable – you’ll suddenly find yourself listening to a sexy young black guy with a cool guitar sound – less of paranoid gabbler, more of a human being

See also: Steady Rollin’ Man: a revolutionary critique of Robert Johnson

With the disclaimer that I’m not *supersuper* into old blues, I find these *much* better than the earlier, speedier versions.