Loading player…

Blind Willie Johnson

Dark Was The Night (Cold Was The Ground) (3:19)

Blind Willie Johnson's spiritual masterpiece from 1927. Carl Sagan included this wordless song in an album aboard the Voyager 1 spacecraft as part of a message to extra terrestrial life.

Similar Tracks


Leave a comment. Log in to Last.fm or sign up.

  • the deep end of the blues. really helps my soul-ache
  • Great song, one of the best of the 20th century.
  • This brings me closer to God. And I am not even a religious person. I am glad they put this aboard the Voyager 1 along with Johann Sebastian Bach.
  • so emotional and sad
  • totally agree with Svatorn, beautiful and haunts my soul x
  • This one goes out for the victims of the tragedy that just happened in Rio de Janeiro...tristessa
  • Pure desolation.
  • Shakes you to the core.
  • A rare song makes my head stop all thought, my heart float and creates an existence through sound alone.
  • If I could imagine one song to illustrate what my Soul feels like, it would be this one...

API Calls