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In Hoodoo lore, The Black Man At The Crossroads is a spiritual entity that, if the proper ritual is carried out, can magically bestow a skill or knowledge unto the seeker. The difference between meeting up with The Black Man and traditional demon-pacts of lore is primarily that The Black Man does not bestow material prosperity, only teaches and bestows skill or knowledge. The belief that one must forfeit one's soul to The Black Man is incorrect as well, and again arises from the mistaken equation of the The Black Man to the Biblical Satan. In some tales, The Black Man doesn't bestow his gift for free, that in return for his blessing he requires 7 years of service, but there is no lore about eternal damnation or the loss of a human soul in exchange.
Robert Leroy Johnson (May 8, 1911 – August 16, 1938) was an American blues singer and musician. His landmark recordings from 1936–37 display a combination of singing, guitar skills, and songwriting talent that has influenced later generations of musicians. Johnson's shadowy, poorly documented life and death at age 27 have given rise to much legend, including the Faustian myth that he sold his soul at a crossroads to achieve success.
Johnson's records sold poorly during his lifetime. It was only after the reissue of his recordings in 1961 on the LP King of the Delta Blues Singers that his work reached a wider audience. Johnson is now recognized as a master of the blues, particularly of the Mississippi Delta blues style. He is credited by many rock musicians as an important influence; Eric Clapton has called Johnson "the most important blues singer that ever lived."[
reply to post by ldyserenity
7 years of service as payment... Make's one wonder what those 7 years entail.
Just a quick grammatical error ~ it's djinn not jinn just for future reference
While I always advise to stay away from this type of scenerio... I can't stop you...
If you are going to go through with this, even just for a laugh, make sure you do it at the "witching hour" tonight, if you have any chance of success it would be then.
If you hit fame and fortune.... Can I borrow 5 bucks???
dethklok did it ands so can you.
Just read the fine print
Never mess with forces you don't understand, ever!
Then again, if you are already "6 feet under" what do you got to lose.
reply to post by DrumsRfun
Was he the inspiration to the character in "Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?"