Blind Willie Johnson

American Epic: The Best of Blind Willie Johnson (12" Limited Edition black w/ maroon flecks Vinyl)

TME462

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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.

Single LP with single pocket tip-on jacket with soft touch finish

SIDE A1. John the Revelator2. It's Nobody's Fault But Mine3. If I Had My Way, I'd Tear the Building Down4. God Moves on the Water5. The Soul of a Man6. I Know His Blood Can Make Me Whole7. Church, I’m Fully Saved Today8. Let Your Light Shine on Me

SIDE B1. Mother's Children Have a Hard Time2. Lord, I Just Can't Keep from Crying3. Trouble Will Soon Be Over4. Jesus Make Up My Dying Bed5. Bye and Bye I’M Goin’ to See the King6. Praise God I'm Satisfied7. Keep Your Lamp Trimmed and Burning8. Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground

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