Robert Lockwood Jr. (27 March 1915-21 November 2006), also known as Robert Junior Lockwood, was born in Arkansas and is the only blues guitarist known to have been taught by Robert Johnson. Along with his solo career, he played guitar with Robert Johnson, Johnny Shines, Sonny Boy Williamson II and Little Walter.
He was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 1989.
Here are some websites with more information on Robert Lockwood Jr.
- AllMusic – biography
- AllMusic – Discography
- New York Times – obituary
- Washington Post – obituary
- Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture
Here are some selected videos of Robert Lockwood Jr. performing.
Performing with Odie Payne in Japan, 1985
Robert Lockwood Jr. performing at the Internationale Jazzwoche Burghausen, Wacherhalle, Germany, 19 March 1988
Robert Lockwood Jr. performing in 1990
Ain’t Nobody’s Business
Robert Lockwood Jr. performing Steady Rollin’ Man, 2003
Performing My Daily Wish Is, in 2004
Robert Lockwood Jr. , aged 91, performing Robert Johnson’s Sweet Home Chicago at the Palace Theater in Grapevine, Texas in 2006.
This is a video of Robert Lockwood Jr. playing with John Hammond Jr. Unfortunately, Robert Lockwood Jr. is in a backing role behind John Hammond Jr. on this video. But check out the short Robert Lockwood Jr. interview starting at 5:20
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