Assembly of Dust

complete history of songs

Crossroads


No song lyrics on link available at the moment.

This song has been played live 1 time/s.

History of the song:

Original Release Date: November 27, 1936
Original Title: Crossroad Blues
Album: Robert Johnson The Complete Recordings
Made famous by: Cream
Release date: 1968
Album: Wheels of Fire

In southern black communities it was a well-known notion that one could go to the crossroads and sell one's soul to the devil. The concept dates back to African Folklore. The diety Esu was believed to be the guardian of the crossroads, and was an intermediate between gods and humans. When Christianity was brought to African Culture, these pagan gods were labeled as being similar to the devil. Hence, the concept that one could find the devil at a crossroad. In celtic tradition, the bodies of the unholy were buried outside of town near crossroads to preserve consecrated ground.


This is a cover song and has been played on these occasions:

Written by Robert Johnson


No guest artists have performed this song

This songs hasn't been performed as a part of 'Assembly of Mud'.

This songs hasn't been performed as a part of 'Assembly of Dirt'.

This songs hasn't been performed as a part of 'Assembly of Wood'.

This song was a segue on these occasions:

June 5, 2004
Blues Tune->Crossroads->Blues Tune
Full Moon Oliverea NY