Real film of Robert Johnson discovered
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The publisher of the blues music news website kingbiscuitblues.com, a self proclaimed "Bluesicologist", has identified the singer and banjo player in a 1929 Fox Movietone News story as Robert Johnson The publisher, Scott Kaplan, says the film denotes the onset of Johnson's professional career, reveals the basis for the crossroads legend, and a laughter scene at the end implies that Johnson guzzled a bottle of whisky using a metaphor "drinking water like a camel" Significantly, Robert Johnson's death certificate indicates on the reverse side that Robert Johnson came to the area to play banjo



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