Update, 508 Park Avenue, Dallas, Site of Robert Johnson’s Last Session

3 Nov

UPDATE, 1/19/2012 Old news, but good news. This site will become The Museum of Street Culture, something every city needs! I think these are still the only photos of the inside to have been published.

Here’s a photo tour of the building where Mississippi bluesman Robert Johnson recorded in summer 1937. At that time, the building housed the regional offices of Brunswick Records. It’s believed that Johnson cut sides like “Hell Hound on My Trail” and “Me and the Devil Blues” in Brunswick’s third floor warehouse, distribution facility.

The building has been abandoned for at least 20 years. It was recently spared the wrecking ball, though, and could see new life. For now, please enjoy a rare look inside 508 Park.

One Response to “Update, 508 Park Avenue, Dallas, Site of Robert Johnson’s Last Session”

  1. Etha Gray March 10, 2012 at 4:43 pm #

    Preston, as always I enjoy receiving your news letter.It takes me back to ‘The Day.’ Those who remember will know what I’m talking about. I used to work in radio and print news in Houston. So I got a chance to meet and talk with James Brown in person and several times on the phone. I thought he was a very organized and disciplined person and was quite surprised when all the other news started coming out about him. May he now rest in peace and all his demons have been slain.

    In some of my previous comments, I mentioned my book, Sweet Daddy Red. Well, the book is now in print and E-Book format. If you go to: http://www.sweetdaddyred.com, you can buy both. you will also be able to read an excerpt. This book is about Black Mobsters. This, mobster was brought up in the mob and is set in Houston, TX. An aging mobster falls in love with a young news reporter half his age. You can also go to Smashwords.com to download an E-Book. I would like to get a review by you. How do I do this?
    Thanks, Etha Gray

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