Complete Recordings Of Blind W CD (1993)

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We're talking ole time blues here!

by D. Dickinson on 8/26/2008

I'm a fan of the Blues and I bought this set after reading the reviews. I honestly enjoyed listening to them, but they're not something I listen to often. It's more of a music appreciation listen vs a true desire to listen to him. Why? 1)The production is great for when these were recorded, but still somewhat scratchy and far away sounding. 2)His voice takes some getting use to, but is likable in small doses. 3)It's very gospel and I'm not a fan of gospel. If you're interested in the history of blues and want a comprehensive collection go for it. If you like contemporary blues, this may not be your thing. Read More

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Label Sony
SKU 60110907
UPC 074645283524
UPC 14 00074645283524
Format CD
Release Date 4/27/1993
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Author Blind Willie Johnson
Compilation Appearance Hot Gospel
Compilation Appearance Anthology Of American Folk Music
Compilation Appearance Best Of Bob Dylans Theme Time Radio H
Compilation Appearance Great Blues Guitarsists:string Dazzle
Compilation Appearance Ladykillers (Ost)
Compilation Appearance Slide Guitar:bottles Knives Steel
Compilation Appearance Return Of The Stuff That Dreams Are M
Compilation Appearance Jukebox
Compilation Appearance Duane Allman's Jukebox
Compilation Appearance Under The Influence:songs That Made T
Artist Influence Blind Blake
Artist Contemporary Barbecue Bob
Artist Contemporary Blind Blake
Artist Contemporary Blind Boy Fuller
Artist Contemporary Blind Lemon Jefferson
Artist Contemporary Bukka White
Artist Contemporary Charley Patton
Artist Contemporary David Honeyboy Edwards
Artist Contemporary George Washington Phillips
Artist Contemporary Johnny Shines
Artist Contemporary Lonnie Johnson
Artist Contemporary Mississippi Fred McDowell
Artist Contemporary Papa Charlie Jackson
Artist Contemporary Rev. Gary Davis
Artist Contemporary Rev. Pearly Brown
Artist Contemporary Robert Johnson
Artist Contemporary Scrapper Blackwell
Artist Contemporary Son House
Artist Follower Al Kooper
Artist Follower Blind Willie McTell
Artist Follower Bruce Cockburn
Artist Follower Chris Smither
Artist Follower Dave Van Ronk
Artist Follower Jimmy Page
Artist Follower John Fahey
Artist Follower Ry Cooder
Technical Info
CatalogID 52835
Lable Name Legacy
Released 04/20/1993
Original Release 1993
Number of Discs 2
SPARE Code n/a
Mono/Stereo Mono
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00074645283524
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel includes: Blind Willie Johnson (slide guitar, vocals).
Reissue producers: Lawrence Cohn, Gary Pacheco.
Recorded between 1927 and 1930. Includes liner notes by Samuel Charters.
Digitally remastered by David Mitson (Sony Music Studios, Los Angeles, California).
This is part of Columbia/Legacy's Roots N' Blues series.
A bottleneck guitarist of consummate skill, Blind Willie Johnson was a traveling evangelist who preached the gospel by playing and singing such message-heavy tunes as "I Know His Blood Can Make Me Whole," and "If It Had Not Been for Jesus." But there is not a whit of squeaky-clean, Sunday-morning sweetness to Johnson's music. Overwhelmingly intense, Johnson's performances are all open wounds and raw nerves. THE COMPLETE collects everything the artist ever recorded, and makes a case for Johnson as one of the most passionate, affecting bluesmen of all time.
It is Johnson's singing that truly startles. A gruff yet finely nuanced bass, Johnson sings with a voice that could grind glass, wrenching out spiritually committed messages in a manner both primal and sublime. Johnson also displays great variety, be it the stark, understated intensity of "Dark Was the Night - Cold Was the Ground" (where he wordlessly vocalizes in a hush over ghostly riffs) or the full-tilt prophetic perfection of "John the Revelator" (a duet with Willie Harris). THE COMPLETE BLIND WILLIE JOHNSON is an utterly essential set of the most hair-raising gospel blues ever put to tape. Be prepared.
Artist Overview
An enormously influential gospel bluesman, Blind Willie Johnson played slide guitar with a haunting intensity that rivals Robert Johnson. His brief recording career ended with the onset of the Depression, but he continued performing up until his death from pneumonia in 1945.
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (9/2/93, p.64) - "...adds no new discoveries to his discography, but it boasts clearer sound than the Yazoo reissues..."
Q (9/93, p.96) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "...[THE COMPLETE RECORDINGS] are as crude as you'd expect...nonetheless, the intensity and strangeness of `Dark Was The Night' suggests [Blind Willie Johnson] belongs among the heavy hitters..."
Disc 1
1 I Know His Blood Can Make Me Whole,You'll Need Somebody On Your Bond
2 Jesus Make Up My Dying Bed,When The War Was On
3 It's Nobody's Fault But Mine,Praise God I'm Satisfied
4 Mother's Children Have A Hard Time,Take Your Burden To The Lord And Leave It There
5 Dark Was The Night - Cold Was The Ground,Take Your Stand
6 If I Had My Way I'd Tear The Building Down,God Moves On The Water
7 I'm Gonna Run To The City Of Refuge,Can't Nobody Hide From God
8 Jesus Is Coming Soon,If It Had Not Been For Jesus
9 Lord I Can't Just Keep From Crying,Go To Me With That Land
10 Keep Your Lamp Trimmed And Burning,Rain Don't Fall On Me, The
11 Let Your Light Shine On Me,Trouble Will Soon Be Over
12 God Don't Never Change,Soul Of A Man, The
13 Bye And Bye I'm Goin' To See The King,Everybody Ought To Treat A Stranger Right
14 Sweeter As The Years Roll By,Church, I'm Fully Saved To-Day
15 John The Revelator
16 You're Gonna Need Somebody On Your Bond
Disc 2
1 I Know His Blood Can Make Me Whole,You'll Need Somebody On Your Bond
2 Jesus Make Up My Dying Bed,When The War Was On
3 It's Nobody's Fault But Mine,Praise God I'm Satisfied
4 Mother's Children Have A Hard Time,Take Your Burden To The Lord And Leave It There
5 Dark Was The Night - Cold Was The Ground,Take Your Stand
6 If I Had My Way I'd Tear The Building Down,God Moves On The Water
7 I'm Gonna Run To The City Of Refuge,Can't Nobody Hide From God
8 Jesus Is Coming Soon,If It Had Not Been For Jesus
9 Lord I Can't Just Keep From Crying,Go To Me With That Land
10 Keep Your Lamp Trimmed And Burning,Rain Don't Fall On Me, The
11 Let Your Light Shine On Me,Trouble Will Soon Be Over
12 God Don't Never Change,Soul Of A Man, The
13 Bye And Bye I'm Goin' To See The King,Everybody Ought To Treat A Stranger Right
14 Sweeter As The Years Roll By,Church, I'm Fully Saved To-Day
15 John The Revelator
16 You're Gonna Need Somebody On Your Bond

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