Blind Willie Johnson (January 25, 1897 – September 18, 1945) was a gospel blues singer and guitarist. The lyrics of his songs were usually religious, and his music drew from both the sacred and the blues traditions, characterized by his slide guitar accompaniment and tenor voice, often with a lower-register "growl", or false bass voice.

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Album + Compilation

Year Title RatingReleases
1989 Praise God I'm Satisfied 1
1991 Sweeter as the Years Go By 1
1993 The Complete Blind Willie Johnson 1
1995 Dark Was the Night: The Essential Recordings of Blind Willie Johnson 1
1998 Dark Was the Night 1
1998 Dark Was the Night 1
2004 Complete Blues: The Soul of a Man 1
2013 The Rough Guide to Blues Legends: Blind Willie Johnson 5 2
The Soul of a Man 1


Year Title RatingReleases
1928 Dark Was the Night – Cold Was the Ground / It's Nobody's Fault but Mine 1
1928 Mother's Children Have a Hard Time / If I Had My Way I'd Tear the Building Down 1
1930 John the Revelator / You’re Going to Need Somebody on Your Bond 1

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