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Blind Willie Johnson

Blind Willie Johnson (January 25, 1897 – September 18, 1945) was a gospel blues singer, guitarist and songwriter. While the lyrics of his songs were usually religious, his music drew from both sacred and blues traditions. It is characterized by his slide guitar accompaniment and tenor voice, and his frequent use of a lower-register 'growl' or false bass voice. According to his death certificate, Johnson was born in 1897 near Brenham, Texas. (Earlier, Temple, Texas had been suggested as his birthplace. Read more on

Blind Willie Johnson has 4 songs that have been featured in movies like Bastard Out of Carolina, The Ladykillers, Public Enemies and The Devil's Rejects. What is your favorite song by Blind Willie Johnson?


Songs from Blind Willie Johnson

Let Your Light Shine On Me
Dark Was The Night, Cold Was The Ground (1927)
Dark was the Night, Cold was the Ground
God Moves on the Water

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