Despite the fact that he died penniless, his estate subsequently made thousands in royalties, prompting an estate dispute and lengthy probate that would not be settled until 62 years after his death. An Estate in Turmoil Like many of his time, Johnson died precariously, with no children and without a will. InCarrie died leaving her stepsister Annye of no relation to Robert to manage her affairs. However, everything changed the very next year when Columbia Records released " Robert L.
Johnson, a lonely musician who defined the '30s blues era, died in at the young age of Despite the fact that he died penniless, his estate subsequently made thousands in royalties, prompting an estate dispute and lengthy probate that would not be settled until 62 years after his death.
An Estate in Turmoil Like many of his time, Johnson died precariously, with no children and without a will. Carrie Thompson, Robert Johnson's half sister, filed as next of kin on Johnson's small estate in Carrie's petition of the court allowed her to share in all royalties of Johnson's works, photos, and miscellaneous items concerning Johnson.
InCarrie died leaving her stepsister Annye of no relation to Robert to manage her affairs. Inthe courts officially appointed Annye the administrator of both Carrie's and R.
At the time, the court noted that Johnson's estate consisted of "miscellaneous and unknown" items. However, everything changed the very next year when Columbia Records released " Robert L. Johnson - The Complete Recordings. After the estate had mushroomed in size from royalties, an individual named Claude L.
Johnson came before the court claiming that he was the illegitimate son of Robert L. At first, the courts threw his case out on the basis that Johnson did not file his petition within the allotted amount of time.
The case was then appealed, and subsequently overturned by the Mississippi Supreme Court. The Court ruled that not hearing Claude's case would only benefit Annye who, as executor of the Johnson estate, maintained a fiduciary duty to locate any rightful heirs.
Through the following years of legal wrangling, the saga of Robert L. Background of a Bluesman Robert L. Johnson was born in Hazlehurst, Mississippi, on May 11, He was the son of Julia Major Dodds and Noah Johnson, a lover she had taken in her husband's absence.
Johnson was described as a wandering man, in both his music and his life. After leaving his home in Memphis to go back to Mississippi, he took many girlfriends, but finally settled down and married a teenager named Virginia.
In April ofVirginia died at the youthful age of 16 while in childbirth with their son, who also perished during the delivery.
After their deaths, Johnson focused his energy on perfecting his music. Johnson later returned to his birthplace of Hazlehurst, Mississippi in search of a steady life. They met in March ofand after their brief encounter, never spoke again.
Smith identified Robert Johnson in a deposition as the father of her son Claude, which would later be corroborated by one of her childhood friends. After Virginia's fling with the bluesman, Claude Johnson was born nine months later. Immediately after his encounter with Smith, R.
Johnson courted a woman named Callie Craft, and two months later they were wed.
Within weeks, Johnson packed up his new wife and her kids and moved to the Delta of Southern Mississippi. Their move was a secret to everyone, including Callie's family.
|Music[ edit ] The album compiles sixteen mono recordings, thirteen of which were previously available as 78s on the Vocalion label, originally recorded during two sessions in and|
|Julia was married to Charles Dodds born Februarya relatively prosperous landowner and furniture maker, with whom she had ten children. Charles Dodds had been forced by a lynch mob to leave Hazlehurst following a dispute with white landowners.|
While residing in Clarksdale, Mississippi, Johnson's career was in full stride. The musician was more popular than ever, and was constantly away from home. The demands of their marriage became too much, and Callie fell ill.
Many blues historians believe the strain of keeping up with her untamed husband got the best of her. Johnson left her to be on the road again, and Callie died a few years later. His most famous song, "Terraplane Blues," was recorded during his San Antonio studio sessions. To promote his new record, Johnson hit the road with two men named Johnny Shine and Sonny Boy to play gigs at juke joints around St.
Louis, Detroit, and New York.18 rows · A wonderful follow-up to the first compilation (King of the Delta Blues Singers) of Robert 10/ In the seven decades since his mysterious death, bluesman Robert Johnson’s legend has grown—the tragically short life, the “crossroads” tale of supernatural talent, the genuine gift that.
Bluesman's Estate Finally Settles 62 Years After Death. CARLSBAD, CA - Robert L. Johnson, a lonely musician who defined the '30s blues era, died in at the young age of Despite the fact that he died penniless, his estate subsequently made thousands in royalties, prompting an estate dispute and lengthy probate that would not .
Robert Johnson was the inspiration for generations of blues singers and blues lovers. It seems a great surprise to many that he was also the inspiration for waves of British performers who covered his songs: The Stones, Cream, Led Zep, Eric Clapton, etc., etc.
King Of The Delta Blues Singers (Volume 1) Release Date: September 15, Robert Leroy Johnson (Hazlehurst, Misisipi, 8 de mayo de Greenwood, Misisipi, 16 de agosto de ) fue un cantante, compositor y guitarrista estadounidense de blues, conocido como el Rey del Blues del initiativeblog.com grabaciones de a muestran una notable combinación de talento para cantar, tocar la guitarra y componer .