Blind Willie Johnson - Men's Short Sleeve T-Shirt
Heroes of the Blues Trading Card No. 7
Blind Willie Johnson (1900-1947)
A native of Martin, Texas, Blind Willie Johnson worked as a gospel singer. Between 1927 and 1930 he recorded thirty sides, including several vocal duets with his wife. Although religious in orientation, Johnson's music was as percussive as any dance blues, and he attained the most rhythmically fluid and tonally vibrant sound of any bottleneck guitarist of his time. His best-known piece is probably "Dark Was the Night." He died in 1947 in Beaumont, Texas.