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Hellhounds on My Trail: The Afterlife of Robert Johnson

  • Release Date: Jan 21, 2000
  • Runtime: 1 hr. 35 min.
  • Genres: Biography, Social History, Music
  • Director:Robert Mugge


Director [[Performer~P103723~Robert Mugge~robertmugge]] created this documentary about Robert Johnson, one of the most enigmatic pioneers in American music. Created as part of a week-long tribute to the legendary bluesman at Cleveland's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the film sorts through the numerous myths about Johnson -- most notably that he sold his soul to the devil to become a blues maestro -- and the few extant facts about his life. How he died or where his body is located is simply not known. What...more