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A stunning collection of artists and performances celebrate the timeless music of legendary gospel bluesman Blind Willie Johnson.
A stunning collection of artists and performances celebrate the timeless music of legendary gospel bluesman Blind Willie Johnson.
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Blind Willie Johnson Influenced Son House

Posted by Jeffrey Gaskill (Creator)
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Son House, who was a primary influence on Muddy Waters and Robert Johnson covered Blind Willie Johnson's "John the Revelator" after he had been "churchified."  Tom Waits has agreed to record this song for our project as well as "Soul of a Man".

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    1. Peter T. Johnson on

      Excellent! Bruce Cockburn also does a version of this extraordinary song.