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    Robert Johnson's Rarest- His Last Release "Love in Vain Blues" b/w "Preachin' Blues (Up Jumped the Devil)." Vocalion 04630 (1937) 78 RPM. Condition: EX 7. Robert Johnson has become, in the last couple of generations, a pop culture icon with his image on everything from t-shirts to coffee cups and his songs performed by rock, country, folk and blues artists by the score. It's hard to imagine that from the time of this particular record's issue in 1937 and until 1961, when Columbia brought out the compilation King of the Delta Blues Singers, Robert Johnson was not heard from. This track features one of his saddest and most moving performances, with the singer coming to accept a love that will never be as he watches his woman depart on a train: "When the train rolled up to the station and I looked her in the eye. Well, I was lonesome, I felt so lonesome and I could not help but cry. All my love's in vain." The Rolling Stones made this song known to the rock masses on their 1969 Let It Bleed LP. The B side contains "Preachin' Blues," a song personifying the blues as "...walkin' like a man" and comparing them to various diseases. The condition of this, the rarest of all Robert Johnson records, is astounding with near-pristine labels, brilliant surfaces and crisp sound quality. There are less than 10 known copies of this record and possibly none finer than this one. Don't miss out on a golden opportunity to add such a legendary disc to your collection.



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