Friday, January 8, 2010

Blind Willie Johnson "John The Revelator" 1930

We'll end the week with one of the most unforgettable voices ever, Blind Willie Johnson. This song has been covered (and butchered) by The White Stripes, Beck etc. This is the definitive version. His first wife, Willie B. Harris, is doing those amazing backing vocals.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

stellar. it sounds like he is gargling with gravel!

AnUub1s said...

yeah covering a song doesnt mean you want to make a better version, you want to pay tribute to music that you love and make people aware of this music