Portrait of a Phantom: Story of Robert Johnson’s Lost Photograph, the


SKU: 9781455622450
Author: Schein, Zeke Brite, Poppy
Foreword by: Dimucci, Dion
Publication Date: 07/26/2017
Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company
Binding: Hardcover
Media: Book
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A true music-lover’s journey into the past!

Late one night in 2005, Zeke Schein made an amazing discovery while searching for a vintage guitar on eBay: a grainy, battered photograph captioned Old Snapshot Blues Guitar BB King Neither man looked like King, but one seemed to resemble the twentieth century’s most mysterious musician, Robert Johnson. Would others see what he saw? With only three or four known images of the legendary blues guitarist in existence, this single picture was certainly an exceptional link to the past.

In 2014, the truth about the photo was finally revealed. Schein details his strange journey in solving this musical mystery and crusade for legitimacy amidst pushback from music historians.