I have heartaches, I have blues. No matter what you got, the blues is there. ‘Cause that’s all I know – the blues. And I can sing the blues so deep until you can have this room full of money and I can give you the blues.
John Lee Hooker
When I play, maybe ‘Back o’ Town Blues,’ I’m thinking about one of the old, low-down moments – when maybe your woman didn’t treat you right. That’s a hell of a moment when a woman tell you, ‘I got another mule in my stall.’
Estimated number of copies that Robert Johnson’s best-selling record sold in his lifetime: 4,000
Estimated number of copies that “Robert Johnson: The Complete Recordings” sold in the first six months of release in 1990: 400,000