Blind Willie Johnson

American Epic: The Best Of Blind Willie Johnson

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23rd June 2017 / LP / Third Man

Blind Willie Johnson

American Epic: The Best Of Blind Willie Johnson


Texas slide guitarist and gospel bluesman Blind Willie Johnson recorded only 30 songs over the course of his life as a preacher and street performer. Even so, the savvy combination of his gritty and powerful 'chest voice' singing style coupled with his mastery of slide guitar (some report he regularly used a knife as a slide) has given him a notably influential legacy, specifically with later bluesmen Howlin’ Wolf and Robert Johnson. His tune 'Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground' was selected for Carl Sagan’s Voyager probe Golden Record, the Library of Congress as well as the National Recording Registry.

1. John the Revelator
2. It's Nobody's Fault But Mine
3. If I Had My Way, I'd Tear the Building Down
4. God Moves on the Water
5. The Soul of a Man
6. I Know His Blood Can Make Me Whole
7. Church, I'm Fully Saved Today
8. Let Your Light Shine on Me

1. Mother's Children Have a Hard Time
2. Lord, I Just Can't Keep from Crying
3. Trouble Will Soon Be Over
4. Jesus Make Up My Dying Bed
5. Bye and Bye I'M Goin' to See the King
6. Praise God I'm Satisfied
7. Keep Your Lamp Trimmed and Burning
8. Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground

Format /LP
Released /23rd June 2017
Catalogue / TMR462
Barcode / 813547024312
Label /Third Man
Genre / Compilations
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