Dealin' With the Devil: Songs of Robert Johnson

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All Music Guide - Campbell
Dealin With the Devil captures contemporary blues artists interpreting 12 classic songs of the legendary Robert Johnson. Throughout the years these essential compositions have been performed numerous times, crossing a well-traveled route between both the blues and rock worlds. Since it is impossible to live up to the mythical status of a Robert Johnson, the gutsiest cover versions are those that provide something completely different from the original (i.e., Cream's late-'60s electrified "Crossroads"). While no new ground is being explored on these tracks, overall, it is an emotional and poignant tribute, affectionately presented by disciples of Johnson's style. Highlights ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Campbell
Dealin With the Devil captures contemporary blues artists interpreting 12 classic songs of the legendary Robert Johnson. Throughout the years these essential compositions have been performed numerous times, crossing a well-traveled route between both the blues and rock worlds. Since it is impossible to live up to the mythical status of a Robert Johnson, the gutsiest cover versions are those that provide something completely different from the original (i.e., Cream's late-'60s electrified "Crossroads"). While no new ground is being explored on these tracks, overall, it is an emotional and poignant tribute, affectionately presented by disciples of Johnson's style. Highlights include impassioned performances of "Walkin Blues" by Corey Harris, "Come on in My Kitchen" by Josh White, Jr., "Sweet Home Chicago" by Pinetop Perkins, and "Stones in My Passway" by Guy Davis.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/26/2000
  • Label: CANNONBALL RECORDS
  • UPC: 636422911725
  • Catalog Number: 29117

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Eddie Kirkland Vocals
Kenny Neal Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals
Paul Geremia Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals
Josh White Track Performer
Dave Van Ronk Vocals
Debbie Davies Electric Guitar, Vocals
Sue Foley Guitar, Vocals
Luke Faust Banjo
Per Hanson Drums
Colin Linden Guitar, Vocals
Pinetop Perkins Piano, Vocals
Denny Breau Acoustic Guitar
Corey Harris Guitar
Guy Davis Guitar, Vocals
Kris Wiley Guitar, Vocals
Michael Ward Acoustic Bass
Technical Credits
John Etnier Mastering
Steve Drown Engineer
Randy Labbe Producer
Michael Yoder Cover Photo
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