Where did landmark blues musician Robert Johnson make his first recording?
San Antonio, Texas
In 1936 Johnson traveled to San Antonio, Texas to record for the first time. The singer-guitarist cut 16 songs in a rented room at the Gunter Hotel, including blues standards such as “Cross Road Blues” and “Sweet Home Chicago.” Johnson returned to Texas one year later, this time landing up in Dallas where he would make 13 more recordings. These proved to be his final recorded works. Johnson died in 1938 at the age of 27. Source: New York Times
Robert Leroy Johnson (May 8, 1911 – August 16, 1938) was an American blues singer-songwriter and musician. His landmark recordings in 1936 and 1937 display a combination of singing, guitar skills, and songwriting talent that has influenced later generations of musicians.