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Robert Johnson - 1,497 words
The life of Robert Johnson, one of the most influential early blues artists, in shrouded by vague details and encompassed in mystery. His emotion filled playing and singing blends to form some of the most moving, original blues music ever produced. Ironically, despite being one of the top influences to blues music, little is known about the shy, mild mannered bluesman. "Almost nothing, is known about his life he is only a name on a few recordings." Where did he come from? Who was Johnsons family. Who inspired Robert to play the blues and who influenced his music? Who exactly was Robert Johnson? Only the vague recollections of his friends and family link us to the mysterious life of Robert Jo ...
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Robert Johnson - 1,449 words
... nxiety, feelings borne from a life of oppression and hardship, to fuel some of the most moving, emotion filled music ever heard. "His guitar seemed to talk- repeat and say words like no one else in the world could," recalls one of Roberts former friends. "This sound affected most women in a way I could never understand. One time in St. Louis me and Johnson were playing a party. When we had quit, I noticed no one was saying anything. Then I realized they were crying both women and men" (Finn 208) Robert Johnson could touch a crowd like none other, disciple like men began to follow him around, amazed at his guitar skills. Robert secured several places along his travels (homes of various gi ...
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The Three Most Influencial Bands Of The 60s - 1,988 words
The 1960s are said to be the most prolific decade in all of music. Many bands of this decade have proven to have enormous effects on music, as we know it. Jimi Hendrix is said to be the greatest rock and roll guitarist of all time. The greats, like Eric Clapton and Carlos Santana, have all said that he truly made the guitar speak and transformed it into an art. The Doors were true innovators and turned rock into an art form, by skillfully blending rock and poetry. No one can deny that they were revolutionaries who set the standard for rock being a defiant type of music, but with meaning in its lyrics. It is impossible to talk about musical influence and not speak of The Beatles. No other ban ...
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He - 1,343 words
This book helped me put some of the situations and feelings that I have experienced in my life into perspective and with more meaning. I could relate to many of the subjects that this book covered and could understand where the authors ideas originated. Not only can I see his ideas appearing in my own actions, but I also see them in males in their mid-forties to fifties. This observation supports the idea of us going from innocence to doubt and back to innocence. The first idea that stuck with me is the interpretation of the salmon and how it represented Christ. Because my thoughts on religion and god are so unclear in my life, it led me to interpret the whole situation differently and with ...
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In Search Of A Relationship With Others, By Ruth Bell Graham - 1,240 words
... 't think so. The only thing that will matter then is whether or not you have a relationship with him. God is not going to say, "Oh, you're a United Methodist! Well, come on in." He is not going to put the Baptists on one floor and the Presbyterians on another. The Bible says there is , "ONE Lord, ONE faith, ONE baptism; ONE God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all" (Ephesians 4:5). When we belong to Christ we are one, and we need to act like it. When Jesus prayed for us in that great prayer found in the seventeenth chapter of John, he prayed, "that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may ...
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