23 November 2015

The Crossroads

23 November 1936 


On this date in 1936 - Brunswick Records first recorded Mississippi blues musician Robert Leroy Johnson in a room at the Gunter Hotel in San Antonio, Texas.  Among the songs recorded were the legendary “Crossroads Blues.”

Other Years:

  • 1863 – Federal troops overran Orchard Knob to begin their breakout from the siege of Chattanooga, Tennessee.
  • 1992 - Grand Old Opry star Roy Acuff died at the age of 89 in Nashville, Tennessee.

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