The Rough Guide To Blues Legends: Blind Willie Johnson (2CD)

Blind Willie Johnson

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Blues, Acoustic
World Music Network
August 26, 2013

Format: Compact Disc



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Blind Willie Johnson was a fire-and-brimstone guitar evangelist who played sacred songs so mean that his legacy has gone down in blues history. Revel in the mesmerising bottleneck guitar playing of the Texas blues preacher on remastered classics, such as "Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground", and "God Moves on the Water".

Bonus Album: The Rough Guide to Gospel Blues Legends
Many of the early blues greats had a gospel tune or two in their repertoires including the likes of Skip James, Charley Patton, Blind Lemon Jefferson and Mississippi John Hurt. This unique selection brings together the contemporaries of Blind Willie Johnson who straddled the line between the lord's song and that of the blues.

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Key Value
Catalogue number RGNET1299CD
Barcode 0605633129922
Number of items 2
Packaging type Digipak
Imported No
Weight 72g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 138mm x 6mm x 125mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
1. God Moves On The Water -
2. Dark Was The Night, Cold Was The Ground -
3. Keep Your Lamp Trimmed And Burning -
4. Jesus Make Up My Dying Bed -
5. John The Revelator -
6. It's Nobody's Fault But Mine -
7. I Know His Blood Can Make Me Whole -
8. Let Your Light Shine On Me -
9. Mother’s Children Have A Hard Time -
10. You’re Gonna Need Somebody On Your Bond -
11. I’m Gonna Run To The City Of Refuge -
12. Lord I Can’t Just Keep From Crying -
13. God Don’t Never Change -
14. Bye And Bye I’m Goin’ To See The King -
15. Sweeter As The Years Roll By -
16. The Rain Don’t Fall On Me -
17. When The War Was On -
18. The Soul Of A Man -
19. Can’t Nobody Hide From God -
20. Trouble Will Soon Be Over -
21. If I Had My Way I’d Tear The Building Down -
22. Jesus Is Coming Soon -

Disc 2

Track Listing — Disc 2

Song Title Time
1. Reverend Gary Davies - The Angels Message To Me -
2. Bukka White - I Am In The Heavenly Way -
3. Skip James - Jesus Is A Mighty Good Leader -
4. Blind Roosevelt Graves And Brother - Woke Up This Morning With My Mind On Jesus -
5. Blind Willie and Kate McTell - God Don’t Like It -
6. Mississippi John Hurt - Blessed Be The Name -
7. Blind Joe Taggart - God Gonna Separate The Wheat From The Tares -
8. Blind Lemon Jefferson - He Arose From The Dead -
9. Rev Edward Clayborn (The Guitar Evangelist) - This Time Another Year You May Be Gone -
10. Bull City Red - I Saw The Light -
11. Charley Patton and Bertha Lee - Oh Death -
12. Josh White - Jesus Gonna Make Up My Dying Bed -
13. Blind Mamie Forehand - Honey In The Rock -
14. Barbecue Bob - Jesus Blood Can Make Me Whole -
15. Blind Willie Davis - I Believe I’ll Go Back Home -
16. Mother McCollum - You Can’t Hide -
17. Jaybird Coleman - I’m Gonna Cross The River Of Jordan Some O’ These Days -
18. Blind Gussie Nesbit - Pure Religion -
19. Washington Phillips - Denomination Blues -