“Bob and I are very excited to move forward with our vision and commitment to provide quality entertainment into the digital arena.I am delighted to work with Bob and You Tube in this innovative relationship.”In addition to the launch of "Alright TV," Johnson--the former majority owner of the NBA franchise Charlotte Bobcats--also created one of the largest global independent distributors of digital and video content earlier this year with the formation of RLJ Entertainment.A school friend, Willie Coffee, who was interviewed and filmed in later life, recalled that as a youth Robert was already noted for playing the harmonica and jaw harp.
Here Caletta died in childbirth, and Johnson left for a career as a "walking" or itinerant musician.
From 1932 until his death in 1938, Johnson moved frequently between cities like Memphis, Tennessee, and Helena, Arkansas, and the smaller towns of the Mississippi Delta and neighboring regions of Mississippi and Arkansas.
Charles Dodds had been forced by a lynch mob to leave Hazlehurst following a dispute with white landowners.
Julia left Hazlehurst with baby Robert but after two years sent the boy to Memphis to live with her husband, who had changed his name to Charles Spencer.
Here he perfected the guitar style of House and learned other styles from Isaiah "Ike" Zinnerman.