Editors’ Notes When Keith Richards first heard this music, he assumed there were two guitarists. But it was just one man, a Delta bluesman whose fluid fingerpicking was augmented by ghostly, wailing vocals about love, lust, loss, and the devil. Here’s everything recorded in Johnson’s 27 short years. It’s little wonder the driving rhythm of “Sweet Home Chicago,” the stinging bottleneck slide on “Love in Vain,” and the haunted vocal on “Hellhound on My Trail” rocked the worlds of everyone from the Stones to Led Zeppelin.

SONG
Kind Hearted Woman Blues
1
2:49
 
Kind Hearted Woman Blues (Alternate Take)
2
2:27
 
I Believe I'll Dust My Broom
3
2:57
 
Sweet Home Chicago
4
2:56
 
Ramblin' On My Mind (Alternate Take)
5
2:49
 
Ramblin' On My Mind
6
2:20
 
When You Got a Good Friend
7
2:36
 
When You Got a Good Friend (Alternate Take)
8
2:50
 
Come On In My Kitchen (Alternate Take)
9
2:49
 
Come On In My Kitchen
10
2:42
 
Terraplane Blues
11
2:58
 
Phonograph Blues
12
2:37
 
Phonograph Blues (Alternate Take)
13
2:31
 
32-20 Blues
14
2:47
 
They're Red Hot
15
2:56
 
Dead Shrimp Blues
16
2:29
 
Cross Road Blues
17
2:37
 
Cross Road Blues (Alternate Take)
18
2:27
 
Walkin' Blues
19
2:27
 
Last Fair Deal Gone Down
20
2:37
 
Preachin' Blues (Up Jumped the Devil)
1
2:48
 
If I Had Possession Over Judgement Day
2
2:33
 
Stones In My Passway
3
2:26
 
I'm a Steady Rollin' Man
4
2:34
 
From Four Until Late
5
2:22
 
Hellhound On My Trail
6
2:34
 
Little Queen of Spades
7
2:10
 
Little Queen of Spades (Alternate Take)
8
2:16
 
Malted Milk
9
2:20
 
Drunken Hearted Man
10
2:25
 
Drunken Hearted Man (Alternate Take)
11
2:25
 
Me and the Devil Blues
12
2:32
 
Me and the Devil Blues (Alternate Take)
13
2:30
 
Stop Breakin' Down Blues (Alternate Take)
14
2:15
 
Stop Breakin' Down Blues
15
2:20
 
Traveling Riverside Blues
16
2:43
 
Honeymoon Blues
17
2:15
 
Love in Vain (Alternate Take)
18
2:23
 
Love in Vain
19
2:15
 
Milkcow's Calf Blues (Alternate Take)
20
2:15
 
Milkcow's Calf Blues
21
2:19
 

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