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1-2 Weeks
01 05 :48
02
Martin Simpson I Can't Keep from Crying
05 :20
03
3 Mississippistaphas 3 When the War Was On
03 :43
04
Helen Watson & Heather Greenbank Tear This Building Down
04 :17
05
Julie Murphy & Richard Llewellyn John the Revelator
04 :20
06
Mike Seeger & Alexia Smith Let It Shine
03 :32
07
The Henry's With Mary Margaret O'Hara God Moves on the Water
04 :37
08 03 :36
09
Bob Copper & The Latest English Country Blues Band Soul of a Man
04 :13
10
The Positively Testcard Dark Was the Night
02 :58
11
Martin Simpson Nobody's Fault But Mine
03 :57
12
Peter Stampfel & Gary Lucas Praise God I'm Satisfied
03 :14
14
Jody Stecher & Kate Brislin Latter Rain Done Fell on Me
03 :26
ARTIST
TITLE
Dark Was The Night
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
SEAD 8002CD SEAD 8002CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
10/14/2008

...A Tribute To The Music Of Blind Willie Johnson. Originally released in 2003. Sometimes it seems that the world is filling up with tribute and compilation records, yet the folk tradition reminds us that songs wither and die if they're not performed, and that songs from the past constantly surprise us with their relevance for our contemporary world. Blind Willie Johnson, the great Texas gospel slide guitarist, produced a remarkably intense body of spiritual music. He was born 100 years ago. Before the Great Depression, he recorded many sides for Columbia Records, but by the end of his life, was performing on street corners and at church benefits. This collection of specially-commissioned performances is drawn from a wide variety of the world's finest contemporary roots performers: Jody Stecher & Kate Brislin, Martin Simpson, 3 Mississippistaphas 3, Helen Watson & Heather Greenbank, Julie Murphy & Richard Llewellyn, Mike Seeger & Alexia Smith, The Henrys with Mary Margaret O'Hara, Ginny Clee, Bob Copper & the Latest English Country Blues Band, The Positively Testcard, Peter Stampfel & Gary Lucas, and Mike Cooper. Each musician has taken a piece from Johnson's repertoire and added their own signature interpretation. All profits are being donated to schools and charities working with disadvantaged children.