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  • TheRockers

    When The War Was On, a masterpiece!

    23 days ago
  • irotas

    Introducing new group Fingerpickin' Good Blues representing this artist and many other great ones. Enjoy!

    last month
  • ColonyofMetal

    I haven't been moved like this by Music for a long time. Really beautiful raw emotion. I really like his songs featuring his wife. Take your stand is just excellent. To the user saying he can;t hear any similarities between BWJ and Tom Waits' voice.. probably need to get your ears checked mate. By the way there's a kickstarter campaign to record covers of BWJ songs and Tom Waits is doing a few tracks (soul of a man and john the revelator): https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/blindwilliejohnson/help-produce-the-songs-of-blind-willie-johnson/description

    May 2015
  • jessyrocker

    Cool Music

    April 2015
  • i_Walk

    Discover in House of Card, thanks Franck Underwood ;)

    August 2014
  • Herou

    this is it. the realest.

    August 2014
  • Mampato

    Delta blues is THE SHIT.

    May 2014
  • Oppressotron

    They used BWJ in the new cosmos series... YOU DAMN RIGHT!

    March 2014
  • KiffKong

    The comparison is irrelevant. Johnson's voice grooves like the growl of a bass string, Waits sings like he had facial palsy.

    January 2014
  • vyache1984

    Да далеко вашему Вейтсу до этого человека. [3]

    December 2013
  • Carpe4Diem

    Да далеко вашему Вейтсу до этого человека. [2]

    September 2013
  • timothybarnes

    No, Ducharme88, I picked up on that too.

    February 2013
  • Ducharme88

    Am I the only one hearing Tom Waits voice?

    February 2013
  • MJtheRevelator

    @A1000Mistakes: The Spiritual Four Quartet of Thamstown, Georgia also do a stellar rendition of "John the Revelator." I never tire of Blind Willie Johnson's version, though.

    November 2012
  • ColonelTheSlav

    @MathianSim: delta blues is a specific style of blues. It doesn't matter where you are from if you play it.

    November 2012
  • A1000Mistakes

    John the Revelator

    October 2012
  • MathianSim

    He was a Texan, so isn't this Texas Blues, not Delta Blues ???

    October 2012
  • ut0


    October 2012
  • biomorfo

    oh dear goodness!

    September 2012

    He simply greatest.

    August 2012
  • clutnuckle

    "god nonsense" - you people are fucking unbearable

    August 2012
  • Tenkka

    So raw and beautiful at the same time, these melodies are haunting me.

    July 2012
  • Insight420

    Eh, I'll put up with the god nonsense for the sake of the tunes, and the guitar.

    June 2012
  • bonnie_jamie

    Idiocy in full effect in this shoutbox

    May 2012
  • zwurbelkurbel


    March 2012
  • Son_Of_KAI-us


    February 2012
  • Spectacolos

    the last comment disgust me, and I am as atheist as they get. :)

    February 2012
  • erdiawan

    great, raw sound. too bad he was a jebus-creeper. [2] lol

    February 2012
  • Dezibelchen

    Now I know from whom Tom Waits borrowed his voice.

    February 2012
  • VK1990

    John the Revelator

    January 2012
  • samthethe

    Yes he does sound like someone "slashed his throat", but his voice is still 1000x better to listen to than the crap on the X factor - the contrast with his wife's voice on "John The Revelator" creates something special which modern pop/chart can't achieve in the slightest.

    January 2012
  • hape60

    emo? why not... at least a comment with a original thought. not that stupid web-"awsome" thing. for me he's not emo, too raw. maybe skip james is emo. maybe :-))

    December 2011
  • naattorri

    Really amazing guitar player.

    December 2011
  • aannette

    my favorite amongst the blind willies

    December 2011
  • ivanmon


    December 2011
  • ivanmon

    you just don't understand it...

    December 2011
  • ivanmon

    this is emo

    December 2011
  • franciscoross

    É pau viola...

    November 2011
  • MarinaBertucci

    Emo, wtf

    November 2011
  • memristor


    October 2011
  • postyman86

    and that last comment put a smile on my face :D

    October 2011
  • rabbeaton

    That last comment is the height of retardation.

    October 2011
  • snatchwhiz

    this guy is the godfather of emo.

    October 2011
  • flamengulfing

    God bless him.

    October 2011
  • Echos_Myron

    Blind Willi Johnson sounds like someone slashed his throat and he is spewing blood from where his vocal chords once were, but he still can't stop singing the blues.

    September 2011
  • Daniel_Green


    August 2011
  • memristor

    752,616 plays (108,379 listeners) < weak plays to listeners ratio

    August 2011
  • Druid66

    He damned sure could "See" with that bottleneck guitar!

    July 2011
  • keresaspa

    You could powersand your floorboards with his tonsils!

    July 2011
  • tippie92

    If I Had My Way I'd Tear the Building Down is amazing. It's like the first punk rock song ever.

    July 2011