Epoch-marking, breakthrough Mississippi Delta blues that would become the definition of what-we-dofor the late 1960s and early '70s rock guitarists from Keith to Eric by way of Muddy Waters. Johnson played "live to the mic" with only one acoustic guitar, on 1930s recording equipment. And his one guitar filled the aural space of an army of guitars, in the cut below anticipating the solid body electrics such as Fender Stratocaster. Riveting.
There's nothing based in legend about Johnson's musical legacy.
Touring on his remarkably powerful latest release, Wrecking Ball (2012), Bruce and the band show how to move an audience without gimmicks. Here they perform Raul Seixas' Sociedade Alternativa (literally, Alternative Society) to a home audience in Brazil.