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Nobody's Fault But Mine (CD)
"Blind" Willie Johnson straddled that spooky border between blues and spirituals. Among musicians, he is considered one of the greatest slide or bottleneck guitarists, as well as one of the most revered figures of depression-era gospel music. Covered by everyone from Peter, Paul and Mary to Led Zeppelin to Fairport Convention to Bob Dylan to Beck to The White Stripes, he is one of those almost secret figures who seemingly influence everything. Ry Cooder's soundtrack to "Paris, Texas" was conceived as a distillation of his work and spirit. Willie Johnson's life in itself reads like an early blues, blinded at age seven by his own mother in a fight with his errant father, living as an itinerant preacher and singer, having to live in the burnt out ruin of his ramshackle house after a fire, on a wet mattress, which eventually helped kill him, pneumonia, malarial fever and syphilis being a powerful combo. A major figure in the "eerie voiced" blues genre typified by Robert Johnson, Skip James and others, that sense-of dread hellhound on my trail atmosphere which makes great movies. Here is a collection of Blind Willie Johnson's finest, with his slashing 12 strings and scary slide all over them, beautifully re-mastered in Rev Ola sonic sound!
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Type: CD
Recorded: 2007
Release Date: 2007-09-06
Label: Rev-Ola Records
Country: Euro
Item No: CRREV224
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Track List
01 I know his blood can make me whole
02 Jesus make up my dying bed
03 It's nobody's fault but mine
04 Mother's children have a hard time
05 Dark was the night - cold was the g
06 If i had my way i'd burn the buildi
07 I'm gonna run to the city of refuge
08 Jesus is coming soon
09 Lord i just can't keep from crying
10 Keep your lamp trimmed and burning
11 God don't never change
12 Bye and bye i'm goin' to see the ki
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