Blind Willie Johnson

Blind Willie Johnson

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-know piece is probably “Dark was the Night.” He died in 1947 in Beaumont, Texas

Church, I'm Fully Saved Today - Blind Willie Johnson

Let Your Light Shine - Blind Willie Johnston

The Rain Don't Fall On Me - Blind Willie Johnson

Blind Willie McTell

Blind Willie McTell

Blind Willie McTell (1901 – 1959) Born in Thompson, Georgia, in 1901, Willie McTell learned guitar from his mother around 1914 and made his recording debut in 1927 after working as a street singer and medicine show minstrel. Over the next nine years he recorded forty-eight side for four companies under different names, sometimes with his wife, Kate McTell. A deft guitarist with a sweet voice, McTell made Library of Congress blues field recordings and postwar records for the R&B market as well. He died in 1959.

Your Southern Can Is Mine - Blind Willie McTell

Razor Ball - Blind Willie McTell

God Don't Like It - Kate McTell & Blind Willie McTell

Pal Of Mine - Blind Willie McTell

Charlie Patton

Charlie Patton

Charlie Patton (1890 – 1934) One of the most influential Mississippi blues musicians, Charley Patton was born in the 1890s and raised in the Delta Town of Dockery. By 1910 he was already an established performer, known for such songs as “Pony Blues.” A prolific artist, he recorded more titles (forty-two) within a single year than any blues artist of the decade. After his debut in 1929, his blend of comedy effects and hard blues gave him a unique musical identity. He died in 1934.

Down The Dirt Road Blues - Charlie Patton

Screamin' and Hollerin' the Blues - Charlie Patton