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Blind Willie Johnson

Blind Willie Johnson

Blind Willie Johnson

Blind Willie Johnson has been played over 10 times on NTS, first on 25 June 2013. Blind Willie Johnson's music has been featured on 12 episodes.

Blind Willie Johnson (January 22, 1897 – September 18, 1945) was a gospel blues singer, guitarist and songwriter.

While the lyrics of his songs were usually religious, his music drew from both sacred and blues traditions. It is characterized by his slide guitar accompaniment and tenor voice, and his frequent use of a lower-register 'growl' or false bass voice.

According to his death certificate, Johnson was born in 1897 near Brenham, Texas. (Earlier, Temple, Texas had been suggested as his…

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Dark Was The Night - Cold Was The Ground
Blind Willie Johnson
Columbia1928
Dark Was The Night - Cold Was The Ground
Blind Willie JohnsonColumbia1928
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Dark Was The Night
Blind Willie Johnson
Columbia, Legacy1998
Dark Was The Night
Blind Willie JohnsonColumbia, Legacy1998
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Nobody's Fault But Mine
Blind Willie Johnson
Folkways Records1957
Nobody's Fault But Mine
Blind Willie JohnsonFolkways Records1957
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Dark Was The Night, Cold Was The Ground
Blind Willie Johnson
Folkways Records1957
Dark Was The Night, Cold Was The Ground
Blind Willie JohnsonFolkways Records1957
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Mother's Children Have A Hard Time
Blind Willie Johnson
Folkways Records1957
Mother's Children Have A Hard Time
Blind Willie JohnsonFolkways Records1957
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Jesus Make Up My Dying Bed
Blind Willie Johnson
Yazoo1977
Jesus Make Up My Dying Bed
Blind Willie JohnsonYazoo1977
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