Billboard 22

Billboard 22: “Crossroads,” Near Rosedale, MS
Located at Broad St. and Erie Ave.

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Broad and Erie Avenue
1948

Billboard 22: “Crossroads,” Near Rosedale, MS

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Clarksdale Sites

Robert Johnson Blues Foundation

Cross Road Blues

Robert Johnson: the Legend, the Devil, the Crossroads, and 27

How to Locate the Devil’s Crossroads of Robert Johnson in Mississippi

Robert Johnson sold his soul to the devil in Rosedale, Mississippi

How to Locate the Devil’s Crossroads of Robert Johnson in Mississippi

My trip to make this photo

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Geographical Investigations of the Alluvial Valley of the Lower Mississippi, 1944. By Harold Fisk.

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Cross Road Blues (Take 2)
Robert Johnson

I went to the crossroad, fell down on my knees
I went to the crossroad, fell down on my knees
Asked the Lord above “Have mercy, now save poor Bob, if you please”

Yeoo, standin’ at the crossroad, tried to flag a ride
Ooo eeee, I tried to flag a ride
Didn’t nobody seem to know me, babe, everybody pass me by

Standin’ at the crossroad, baby, risin’ sun goin’ down
Standin’ at the crossroad, baby, eee, eee, risin’ sun goin’ down
I believe to my soul, now, poor Bob is sinkin’ down

You can run, you can run, tell my friend Willie Brown
You can run, you can run, tell my friend Willie Brown
That I got the crossroad blues this mornin’, Lord, babe, I’m sinkin’ down

And I went to the crossroad, mama, I looked east and west
I went to the crossroad, baby, I looked east and west
Lord, I didn’t have no sweet woman, ooh well, babe, in my distress
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Additional Broad and Erie photos

Broad and Erie, 1948