Searching for the Blues : The whole truth about Robert Johnson and the Crossroads myth - Richard Koechli

Searching for the Blues

The whole truth about Robert Johnson and the Crossroads myth

By: Richard Koechli

eBook | 16 October 2023

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The English translation of the successful German novel. While modern music historians have now almost completely stripped the Blues of its myths, award-winning Swiss singer-songwriter, slide guitarist and book author Richard Koechli gives him back the soul in a philosophical way. With a mystical story that deeply explores the question of what exactly might be behind the legendary "mojo" of the great Blues masters. Guitarist and singer Fred Loosli from the Northwest of the USA, the protagonist of this story, has been searching for the secret of the Blues for years. He embarks on a trip to the temples of the African-American musical soul, takes the readers with him on his expedition, involves them in strange thought adventures and debates, meets all kinds of stars of Blues and Rock history - and at the end is visited in a dream by the most legendary of all Blues figures, by Robert Johnson (1911-1938). Johnson tells him in an impressive way what really happened in Mississippi back then, how he cracked the Blues code and whether the devil really played a role. A stirring story for all Blues fans; full of light-footed poetry and historical precision. You can feel in every line that Koechli is not a theorist, but a Blues artist down to the core.

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