BLUES MONTH #5 BLIND WILLIE JOHNSON

A gospel singer from Marlin, Texas, Blind Willie Johnson created percussive, dancy blues music with a religious orientation. He recorded 30 sides including several vocal duets with his wife between 1927 and 1930. Johnson’s music attained the most rhythmically fluid and tonally vibrant sound of any bottleneck guitarist of his time. His best known  piece is “Dark Was The Night (Cold Was the Ground)”. He died in 1947 in Beaumont, Texas.

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