Visited the Crossroads...

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  1. lance71

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    “Rising sun going down”

    Traveling through Mississippi over the weekend and this is a favorite sidetrack. Same one from the movie ‘Crossroads’. Unfortunately, no one passed me by, or tuned my guitar and handed it back to me, just a lot of big flying bugs. But a beautiful and quiet delta sunset. Just outside of Beulah, MS.


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    is your playing mysteriously better then your mentors could ever do ? Just watched a doc. on Robert Johnson tonight ... first time seeing it ! Love it...
     
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    The actual occult thing on the "devil at the crossroads myth" is, you bury a box of offerings and make a wish at the centre of a crossroads (not just in Beulah, Mississippi) but anywhere and it will come true but there is a price to pay.
     
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    Yeah, are you playing spectacularly better all of a sudden?;)
     
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    The only film with crossroads I could think of was crossroads with Britney Spears. Did she get better at guitar in it?!
     
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    I buried a Klon and a case of NOS tubes. I still suck at guitar.
     
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    @saltyseadog Huh, Did not know that...Where I live I know of many dirtroad crossings... maybe ill take a look for any fresh evidence of digging and burial! There are a lot of old timers in these parts have to ask em about this
     
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    The only applicable crossroads around here is one Robert Johnson MAY have been familiar with. Rosedale and Evans, on Ft Worth's near southside. It has long been a gathering and meeting area for the city's African-American community, especially in the 1930's and 40's. Robert Johnson DID live in Ft Worth at one point, and there are references to streets in Ft Worth in the song Crossroads Blues. (Rosedale, Riverside Dr, etc.) I've been to Rosedale and Evans, and there is a significant "energy" or "aura" there. Since that area has had its streets paved since the fifties, I doubt you could bury anything now.
     
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    No Britney Spears, totally has the Karate Kid though and Steve Via. Eighties all the way

    https://m.imdb.com/title/tt0090888/

    Not a terrible movie. Pretty cool that they actually made a movie about this.
     
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    I would give that a try myself, only I frittered my soul away a long time ago . . .
     
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    @Gaz_ ... Check out this Netflix film Remaster "Devil at the Crossroads" A Robert Johnson Story.... Great 48min education on Mr.Johnson...Spoiler Alert : Ms. Spears does not make the film... Sorry to ruin it for u
     
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    Get outta here! Really? Man... I always wondered if that actual movie location really existed. Now... did you stay there till midnight and THEN play???? ;) All that being said, as I understand it, the folklore as told to me from a local I once met who grew up in that area - "It doesn't matter what crossroads... any crossroads will do. You just have to do it on the witching hour... and it has to be private". I've never been brave enough to try ;) Call me old fashioned... but some things are just better left alone...
     
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    That sounds great, I will!

    I do love abit of 80s cheese. Another for the list!
     
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    I once spent two weeks in Mississippi and also around Memphis - I felt like the whole area had an "aura". I have no idea (and neither does anyone else) when rock and roll and blues began, but it started there, somewhere along that big river.
     
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    They don't come unless you are "playing it right"!
    At least that's what Blind Willie said in the movie :lol:




    IMO - it's an enjoyable movie - I have the DVD and watch about once a year - usually on a tour bus. Fun little story, decent acting & great music throughout provided by Ry Cooder and Steve Vai. It was never intended to win any awards, just let's you escape reality for an hour and a half.

    Considering Ralph Macchio didn't play guitar, Arlen Roth did a great job of preparing him to fake the parts. Perfect? NAH.... but much better than the average fake job in a movie.
     
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    Do you have a friend named Willie Brown?

    By the way, I’m far more interested in Willie Brown than Robert Johnson.

    Robert Johnson is easily explainable seeing as he came at the very tail end of that entire style of music. He basically just had the talent and ability and the drive to synthesize it all.

    Willie Brown is an enigma , much more so than RJ.
     
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    Papa Legba is one traditional name of the trickster god that you would leave offerings for at the crossroads.
     
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    Did you happen to run into Scratch? Was there good sushi?
     
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