Robert Lockwood, Jr., A.K.A. Robert Junior Lockwood, (March 27, 1915 – November 21, 2006) is a true legend of blues guitar. The stepson and student of Robert Johnson and a heralded session musician for Chess and J.O.B. Records, Robert Jr. has influenced all blues guitarists after him. His fretwork is an integral part of many of the classic recordings of Little Walter, Sonny Boy Williamson, Eddie Boyd, Sunnyland Slim, and many more. Bob first met Robert Jr. in the mid ’70s and has produced recordings with him since 1979. No blues guitarist deserves more respect than the great Robert Junior Lockwood.
1970s (Photo by Doug Fulton)
Robert Lockwood and Albert King! Photo Stanley Livingston.
Lowell Fulson, Fred Below and Robert Lockwood at the 1970 Ann Arbor Blues & Jazz Festival. Photo by Jeff Todd Titon.
Robert Lockwood enjoying a Budweiser. Photo Stanley Livingston.
In The Recording Studio (Photo by Dick Rice)
Robert “Junior” Lockwood & Bob Corritore at The Rhythm Room in Phoenix, Arizona (Photo by Jim Wells)
Robert “Red Top” Young, Chico Chism, Robert “Junior” Lockwood, Bob Corritore at The Rhythm Room in Phoenix, Arizona (Photo by Jim Wells)
Robert “Junior” Lockwood at KJZZ Studios – 2003 (Photo by Bob Corritore)
Bob Corritore, Chico Chism, Robert “Junior” Lockwood, Paris James at The Night of the Live Recording Session That Became “The Legend Live” CD (Photo by Dick Rice)
Robert Lockwood, Jr. photo by Tim Woods.
Robert Lockwood. Photo by Gregory Carlson.
1990s Promotional Photo
Henry Gray & Robert “Junior” Lockwood at The Rhythm Room in Phoenix, Arizona (Photo by David Horwitz)
Vintage Photo of Sonny Boy Williamson II & Robert “Junior” Lockwood
A Youthful Robert “Junior” Lockwood
Sonny Boy Williamson II (Rice Miller), KFFA Owner Sam Anderson, Robert “Junior” Lockwood in King Biscuit Time Promotional Shot in Helena, Arkansas – 1940s (Photo Courtesy of Terry Buckalew of KFFA)
Robert Lockwood with Sonny Boy Williamson’s band.
Ted Harvey, Robert Lockwood, Roosevelt Sykes.
Photo portrait by Alfonso Zirpoli.
Robert Lockwood photo by Marc Norberg.
Photo by Dave Peabody.
Willie Mabon, Red Saunders, Robert Lockwood, Little Brother Montgomery, 1980, UK. Photo by Pam Wilford-Smith.
Robert Lockwood Jr. portrait by Tom Hill.
Great photo of Robert Lockwood by Tom Hill.
Sunnyland Slim, Mike Avery, Jerry Portnoy, Johnny Shines, Robert Lockwood in the dressing room at Nightstage, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1988. Photo David Herwaldt.
Bob Corritore and Robert Lockwood, Jr. at Tempest Recording. Photo by Dick Rice.
Robert Lockwood Jr. at Tempest Recording. Photo by Dick Rice.
Robert Lockwood, Jr., Bob Corritore, Sylvester Shannon (Robert’s brother)
Fruitland Jackson, Robert Lockwood, Jimmie Lee Robinson. Photo courtesy Illinois Slim.
Robert Lockwood and friends in Tutwilker, Mississippi, October 12, 2003. This was at a photo shoot for the cover of Big City Blues Magazine. Photo by Tom Foley.
Then Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee with Robert Lockwood at KFFA on 2003. Both were guests on Sonny Payne’s King Biscuit Time broadcast. It was wonderful to see Lockwood being held in equal regard as a prominent political figure. Photo Bob Corritore.
Robert Lockwood enjoying a set by Sam Carr’s Delta Jukes at the King Biscuit Blues Festival, October, 2006. Photo Bob Corritore.
Japanese blues festival poster that includes Robert Lockwood & The Aces and Sleepy John Estes & Hammie Nixon. Courtesy Wes Race.
Robert Lockwood Jr., left, and Pinetop Perkins; Cleveland, OH. in 1998. Photo Steve Manheim.