The Robert Johnson Songbook

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The Robert Johnson Songbook
Studio album by Peter Green Splinter Group
Released 19 May 1998[1]
Recorded September 1997
Genre Blues
Length 53:25
Label Snapper Music
Artisan[2]
Producer Kenny Denton, Nigel Watson & Peter Green
Peter Green Splinter Group chronology
Peter Green Splinter Group
(1997)
The Robert Johnson Songbook
(1998)
Soho Session
(1999)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[3]

The Robert Johnson Songbook is an album by the British blues band the Peter Green Splinter Group, led by Peter Green. Released in 1998, this was their second album. Green was the founder of Fleetwood Mac and a member of that group from 1967-70, before a sporadic solo career during the late 1970s and early 1980s.

The album consisted entirely of songs composed by legendary blues artist Robert Johnson, and featured a guest appearance by Paul Rodgers, ex-lead vocalist of Free and Bad Company, who later worked with Queen.

This was the first Splinter Group album to feature Roger Cotton and Larry Tolfree, after the departure of Cozy Powell and Spike Edney. The album won a WC Handy Award in 1999 for "Best Comeback Album".

Track listing[edit]

  1. "When You Got a Good Friend"
  2. "32-20 Blues"
  3. "Phonograph Blues"
  4. "Last Fair Deal Gone Down"
  5. "Stop Breakin' Down Blues"
  6. "Terraplane Blues"
  7. "Walkin' Blues"
  8. "Love in Vain Blues"
  9. "Ramblin' on My Mind"
  10. "Stones in My Passway"
  11. "Me and the Devil Blues"
  12. "Honeymoon Blues"
  13. "Kind Hearted Woman Blues"
  14. "I Believe I'll Dust My Broom"
  15. "If I Had Possession over Judgment Day"
  16. "Sweet Home Chicago"

Personnel[edit]

  • Paul Rodgers – vocals on track 16
  • Street Angels '98 – backing vocals
  • Kenny Denton – producer
  • Andrew Scarth – engineer

Production[edit]

  • Recorded at KD's Studio, Acton, London
  • Track 16 recorded at Lartington Hall Studios by Andrew Scarth
  • Design by Tonic Communications

References[edit]

  1. ^ Discography of Fleetwood Mac members
  2. ^ Amazon.com Product Details
  3. ^ Griggs, Tim. "The Robert Johnson Songbook - Peter Green Splinter Group | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 20 November 2011.