It is a film called "Stop Breakin Down" by Glenn Marzano. This was completed as a thesis project when Marzano was a student at Loyola Marymount University in 1999. Source: Article From Wiki Robert Leroy Johnson (May 8, 1911 — August 16, 1938) was an American blues singer and musician. His landmark recordings from 1936–37 display a combination of singing, guitar skills, and songwriting talent that have influenced later generations of musicians. Johnsons shadowy, poorly documented life and death at age 27 have given rise to much legend, including a Faustian myth. As an itinerant performer who played mostly on street corners, in juke joints, and at Saturday night dances, Johnson enjoyed little commercial success or public recognition in his lifetime. His records sold poorly during his lifetime, and it was only after the first reissue of his recordings on LP in 1961 that his work reached a wider audience. Johnson is now recognized as a master of the blues, particularly of the Mississippi Delta blues style. He is credited by many rock musicians as an important influence; Eric Clapton has called Johnson "the most important blues singer that ever lived."[1][2] Johnson was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as an "Early Influence" in their first induction ceremony in 1986.[3] In 2003, David Fricke ranked Johnson fifth in Rolling Stone s list of 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.[4] Rolling Stones 2011 list ranks him at number seventy-one.[5]

22 thoughts on “"Stop Breakin’ Down" – A short film about Robert Johnson by Glenn Marzano (Full Version)

  1. this is very inaccurate to the real story of Robert Johnson

  2. Hope Dave Edwards never saw this, because, according to him he was there when Robert Johnson died, and Honeyboy always struck me as honest. He’s not in a frame of this "fantasy". Son House did like to talk, and was a sharp minded man. But Rice MIller (Sonnyboy Williamson) could also have been in this story. That’s the kind of tale it is, more if’s than certainties.

  3. I think it is the end of "Preaching Blues" by Eddie Son House

  4. No problem, my pleasure. In 1930 Charlie Patton, who recorded lots between 1929 ’til he died in 1934, took Son House, Willie Brown & pianist Louise Johnson to one of his recording sessions for Paramount. Brown recorded Future Blues/M&O Blues, Son House did Preaching The Blues Part 1&2, Dry Spell Blues Part 1&2, My Black Mama Part 1&2 (each Part took one side of a 78) & Walkin’ Blues: the only commercial recordings House & Brown did in the 1930s. Louise Johnson recorded a few tracks too. Cheers!

  5. whats song is robert playin at 18:30 ? nice shortfilm, watched it 3 times. 🙂

  6. as if son house had ever been such an elaborate narrator. funny, but nice. thanks

  7. you have to lived the life of the Blues in order to play it correctly, Robert Johnson is all Legends

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