The Crossroads is the intersection of Highway 61 and Highway 49 in Clarksdale, Coahoma County, Mississippi where, according to legend, Robert Johnson reputedly sold his soul to the Devil in exchange for his prowess on guitar. Robert Johnson’s song Cross Road Blues is about this legend.
The GPS location of the Crossroads is: N 34° 11.689′ W 90° 33.384′
Robert Johnson’s song Cross Road Blues, recorded in Room 414 of the Gunter Hotel in San Antonio for Brunswick Records on 23 November 1936, is about the legend associated with this intersection in Clarksdale.
Here’s a video of Robert Johnson’s Cross Road Blues which has been posted on YouTube. It has an animation of the basic legend of the Crossroads.
Note the lyric “Going down to Rosedale, with my rider by my side…”
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