The history behind our name harkens back to the early 1900’s Delta Blue’s King Robert Johnson. On November 23, 1936, in room 414 of the then Gunter Hotel in San Antonio, Brunswick Records set up a temporary recording studio. In the ensuing three-day session, Robert Johnson played 16 selections, and recorded alternate takes for most of these. Robert Johnson reportedly performed facing the wall, which has been cited as evidence he was a shy man and reserved performer.
Johnson recorded 29 songs between 1936 and ‘37 for the American Record Corporation, which released eleven 78rpm records on their Vocalion label during Johnson’s lifetime, and one after his death.