Dark Was The Night (Cold Was The Ground) - Blind Willie Johnson - The Soul Of A Man (CD)

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Label: Universe (3) - UV 096 • Format: CD Compilation Digipak • Country: Italy • Genre: Blues •


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  1. Soul Of A Man: A2: Jesus Gonna Make Up My Dying Bed: A3: If I Had My Way I'd Tear This Building Down: A4: The Rain Don't Fall On Me: A5: You're Gonna Need Somebody On Your Bond: A6: I Know His Blood Can Make Me Whole: A7: Dark Was The Night, Cold Was The Ground: B1: Sweeter As The Years Go By: B2: John The Revelator: B3: I'm Gonna Run To /5(38).
  2. Even in the blues, a style capable of wrenching unexplainable emotions from its audience, Blind Willie Johnson has few equals. With a voice capable of alternating effortlessly between sublime, trembling tenor and the sound of pure gravel, and unparalleled skill with the bottleneck (and knife), Johnson recorded 30 sides for Columbia () that stand as a high-water mark for 10/
  3. "Dark Was The Night" borrows its structure from "Gethsemane," an English hymn from the 18th century. Gethsemane was the garden where Jesus prayed on the eve of his Crucifixion, and the song tells that story with lyrics: Dark was the night, and cold the ground On which the Lord was laid His sweat like drops of blood ran down In agony he prayed.
  4. Blind Willie Johnson - Praise God I'm Satisfied Album Lyrics; 1. Bye and Bye I'm Goin' To See the King: 2. Dark Was the Night - Cold Was the Ground: 3. God Don't Never Change: 4. God Moves On the Water: 5. Jesus Is Coming Soon: 6. Jesus Make Up My Dying Bed: 7. Nobody's Fault But Mine: 8. The Rain Don't Fall On Me: 9. You're Gonna Need Somebody.
  5. Blind Willie Johnson Original label “Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground” is a song with a powerful vocal and no lyrics. Or at least no lyrics in a traditional sense; there are no words. Instead, what one hears against the backdrop of Blind Willie Johnson’s aching, piercing slide guitar are Johnson’s grunts and moans.
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  7. Along with the CD you also get a comprehensive and intelligently written analysis of the music and a short biography of Johnson's heart-breaking life from the day his step-mother blinded him as a young boy in an effort to get back at his father, through to his death in his 40s after being refused admittance to hospital, allegedly either on the basis of his race or that he was blind/5(58).
  8. Nov 11,  · His fifth recorded song, "Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground", eventually the B-side of Johnson's second release, best exemplifies his unique guitar playing in open D tuning for slide. For the session, Johnson substituted a knife or penknife for the bottleneck and—according to Harris—he played with a thumb pick. [16].