Today in Blues history – January 22, 1897 – Blind Willie Johnson is born
Today in Blues Music History
January 22, 1897 – Blind Willie Johnson is born
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Blind Willie Johnson was an American gospel blues singer, guitarist and evangelist. His landmark recordings completed between 1927 and 1930—thirty songs in total—display a combination of powerful “chest voice” singing, slide guitar skills, and originality that has influenced generations of musicians.