Robert Lockwood

Robert Lockwood Jr. (March 27, 1915 – November 21, 2006) was an American Delta blues guitarist, who recorded for Chess Records and other Chicago labels in the 1950s and 1960s. He was the only guitarist to have learned to play directly from Robert Johnson. Robert Lockwood was one of the first professional black entertainers to appear on radio in the South, on the King Biscuit Time radio show. Lockwood is known for his longtime collaboration with Sonny Boy Williamson II and for his work in the mid-1950s with Little Walter.

Birth and Death Data: Born March 27, 1915 (Turkey Scratch), Died November 21, 2006 (Cleveland)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1941

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, guitar, composer

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-064638 10-in. 7/30/1941 Black spider blues Robert Lockwood Male vocal solo, with guitar and imitation string bass vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, composer  
Victor BS-064639 10-in. 7/30/1941 I'm gonna train my baby Robert Lockwood Male vocal solo, with guitar and imitation string bass vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, composer  
Victor BS-064640 10-in. 7/30/1941 Little Boy Blue Robert Lockwood Male vocal solo, with guitar and imitation string bass vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, composer  
Victor BS-064641 10-in. 7/30/1941 Take a little walk with me Robert Lockwood Male vocal solo, with guitar and imitation string bass vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, composer  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Lockwood, Robert," accessed January 20, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/327777.

Lockwood, Robert. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 20, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/327777.

"Lockwood, Robert." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 20 January 2022.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/327777

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