The singers - woman in love
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Hammond, who had initially searched for Johnson in 1938 to include him on the bill for the first of his From Spirituals to Swing concerts, prodded Columbia to assemble this record during the height of the folk revival . It was the first of the retrospective albums for folk , country , and blues artists of the 1920s and 1930s were rediscovered in the wake of that revival, some of whom would be located and invited to appear at events such as the Newport Folk Festival . Nevertheless, Johnson's LP failed to make the charts, but the quality of Johnson's music was recognized and Johnson's reputation grew. The album became a badge of hip taste in the 1960s, evidenced by its appearance in the album cover photo to Bob Dylan's Bringing It All Back Home amid various emblems of bohemian life.  Songs from the album were repeatedly covered throughout the decade by many artists, notably Eric Clapton who recorded " Ramblin' On My Mind " on John Mayall's 1966 classic Bluesbreakers album, and " Cross Road Blues " with his own power trio Cream on the 1968 album Wheels of Fire . Clapton would later record an entire disc of Johnson's songs, Me and Mr. Johnson .
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