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  • Incredible, he was such an amazing artist. At first, I was just curious to hear how the 20's blues would sound. And what an experience.
  • thank you, Willie Johnson, for the music. RIP <3
  • When The War Was On, a masterpiece!
  • Introducing new group [group]Fingerpickin' Good Blues[/group] representing this artist and many other great ones. Enjoy!
  • 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
  • Cool Music
  • Discover in House of Card, thanks Franck Underwood ;)
  • this is it. the realest.
  • Delta blues is THE SHIT.
  • They used BWJ in the new cosmos series... YOU DAMN RIGHT!
  • The comparison is irrelevant. Johnson's voice grooves like the growl of a bass string, Waits sings like he had facial palsy.
  • Да далеко вашему Вейтсу до этого человека. [3]
  • Да далеко вашему Вейтсу до этого человека. [2]
  • No, Ducharme88, I picked up on that too.
  • Am I the only one hearing Tom Waits voice?
  • @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.
  • @MathianSim: delta blues is a specific style of blues. It doesn't matter where you are from if you play it.
  • John the Revelator
  • He was a Texan, so isn't this Texas Blues, not Delta Blues ???
  • ut0
  • oh dear goodness!
  • He simply greatest.
  • "god nonsense" - you people are fucking unbearable
  • So raw and beautiful at the same time, these melodies are haunting me.
  • Eh, I'll put up with the god nonsense for the sake of the tunes, and the guitar.
  • Idiocy in full effect in this shoutbox
  • wonderful!
  • idiots...
  • the last comment disgust me, and I am as atheist as they get. :)
  • great, raw sound. too bad he was a jebus-creeper. [2] lol
  • Now I know from whom [artist]Tom Waits[/artist] borrowed his voice.
  • John the Revelator
  • 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.
  • 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 :-))
  • Really amazing guitar player.
  • my favorite amongst the blind willies
  • heheheh
  • you just don't understand it...
  • this is emo
  • É pau viola...
  • Emo, wtf
  • and that last comment put a smile on my face :D
  • That last comment is the height of retardation.
  • this guy is the godfather of emo.
  • God bless him.
  • 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.
  • Amazing!
  • 752,616 plays (108,379 listeners) < weak plays to listeners ratio
  • He damned sure could "See" with that bottleneck guitar!


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