Typologies of Whiteness: White men Cover Robert Johnson’s ‘Hellhound on my Trail’

Videos taken from YouTube of white men singing the Robert Johnson’s classic Delta Blues song originally recorded in 1937 are juxtaposed with excerpts from various black critical theorists calling into question the structural positioning of whiteness. For a political interpretation and some historical context of “Hellhound on my Trail” see Karlos Hill’s short essay “The Lynching Blues: ‘Hellhound on my Trail’ as a Lynching Ballad.”