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Dark Was the Night
Blind Willie Johnson
Dark Was the Night
Genres: Blues, Pop
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All Artists: Blind Willie Johnson
Title: Dark Was the Night
Members Wishing: 5
Total Copies: 0
Label: Indigo UK
Original Release Date: 9/27/1995
Re-Release Date: 7/9/1997
Album Type: Import
Genres: Blues, Pop
Styles: Traditional Blues, Regional Blues, Texas Blues, Acoustic Blues, Slide Guitar
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 766126402424

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Best To Go To The Source
Chuck Hicks | Concord, NC USA | 07/06/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The study of classic acoustic slide guitar technique begins here. Blind Willie Johnson, a street preacher in Beaumont, Texas, was the unmatched practitioner with his pocket-knife slide and open tunings. That he incorporated the blues idiom into his gospel convictions was compelling in itself. Blind Willie sang with enormous angst, describing the Christian life as a struggle, and declaring himself to be an overcomer regardless of what others thought. There is nothing here that will satisfy the 'health & wealth' gospelers; Johnson's gritty, practical holiness condemns such extravagances. This particular issue, a 20-bit digital remapping of the old 78's, is exceptionally clear. While every track is potent, 'God Moves On The Water' (about the sinking of the Titanic) contains riffs and runs that are antecedent to today's rock guitar. Highly recommended for those interested in roots music and alternative gospel."