ブラインド・ウィリー・ジョンソン

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ブラインド(盲目の)・ウィリー・ジョンソンはギター・エヴァンジェリスト(ギター弾き語りの福音伝道師)であり、宗教歌しか吹き込まなかった。世俗的な音楽であるブルースは一切吹き込んでいない。しかし、偉大なスライド・ギター奏者だったジョンソンのレコードは、ゴスペル界だけでなくブルース界にも多大な影響を与えた。歌詞の内容が宗教的なものであっても、容赦なくリズムを刻むギターとしわがれたヴォーカルは、初期のブルース歌手たちの強烈さに極めて近かった。1927年から30年にかけてコロンビアに30曲を録音。しかし、大恐慌以降、レコード購買者が激減し、何曲かは1932年にヴォカリオンで再発売されたものの、その後ジョンソンにレコーディングの機会が訪れることはなかった。彼は1945年に亡くなるまでテキサス州ボーモントで暮らし、教会の集まりや街角で歌い続けた。

CDガイド

[A]:Complete Recordings of Blind Willie Johnson

ジョンソンが吹き込んだ30曲をすべて収録した2枚組。
Complete Recordings of Blind Willie Johnson

楽曲情報

I Know His Blood Can Make Me Whole
Dallas TX, Dec. 3, 1927
Blind Willie Johnson (vocal, guitar)
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Jesus Make Up My Dying Bed
Dallas TX, Dec. 3, 1927
Blind Willie Johnson (vocal, guitar)
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It's Nobody's Fault But Mine
Dallas TX, Dec. 3, 1927
Blind Willie Johnson (vocal, guitar)
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Mother's Children Have A Hard Time
Dallas TX, Dec. 3, 1927
Blind Willie Johnson (vocal, guitar)
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Dark Was The Night - Cold Was The Ground
Dallas TX, Dec. 3, 1927
Blind Willie Johnson (humming, guitar)
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If I Had My I'd Tear The Building Down
Dallas TX, Dec. 3, 1927
Blind Willie Johnson (vocal, guitar)
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I'm Gonna Run To The City Of Refuge
Dallas TX, Dec. 5, 1928
Blind Willie Johnson (vocal, guitar); Angeline Johnson (vocal)
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Jesus Is Coming Soon
Dallas TX, Dec. 5, 1928
Blind Willie Johnson (vocal, guitar); Angeline Johnson (vocal)
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Lord I Just Can't Keep From Crying
Dallas TX, Dec. 5, 1928
Blind Willie Johnson (vocal, guitar); Angeline Johnson (vocal)
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Keep Your Lamp Trimmed And Burning
Dallas TX, Dec. 5, 1928
Blind Willie Johnson (vocal, guitar); Angeline Johnson (vocal)
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Let Your Light Shine On Me
New Orleans LA, Dec. 10, 1929
Blind Willie Johnson (vocal, guitar)
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God Don't Never Change
New Orleans LA, Dec. 10, 1929
Blind Willie Johnson (vocal, guitar)
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Bye And Bye I'm Goin' To See The King
New Orleans LA, Dec. 10, 1929
Blind Willie Johnson (vocal, guitar)
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Sweeter As The Years Roll By
New Orleans LA, Dec. 10, 1929
Blind Willie Johnson (vocal, guitar)
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You'll Need Somebody On Your Bond
New Orleans LA, Dec. 11, 1929
Blind Willie Johnson (vocal, guitar); possibly Willie B. Harris (vocal)
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When The War Was On
New Orleans LA, Dec. 11, 1929
Blind Willie Johnson (vocal, guitar); possibly Willie B. Harris (vocal)
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Praise God I'm Satisfied
New Orleans LA, Dec. 11, 1929
Blind Willie Johnson (vocal, guitar); possibly Willie B. Harris (vocal)
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Take Your Burden To The Lord And Leave It There
New Orleans LA, Dec. 11, 1929
Blind Willie Johnson (vocal, guitar); possibly Willie B. Harris (vocal)
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Take Your Stand
New Orleans LA, Dec. 11, 1929
Blind Willie Johnson (vocal, guitar); possibly Willie B. Harris (vocal)
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God Moves On The Water
New Orleans LA, Dec. 11, 1929
Blind Willie Johnson (vocal, guitar)
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Can't Nobody Hide From God
Atlanta GA, April 20, 1930
Blind Willie Johnson (vocal, guitar); possibly Willie B. Harris (vocal)
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If It Had Not Been For Jesus
Atlanta GA, April 20, 1930
Blind Willie Johnson (vocal, guitar); possibly Willie B. Harris (vocal)
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Go With Me To That Land
Atlanta GA, April 20, 1930
Blind Willie Johnson (vocal, guitar); possibly Willie B. Harris (vocal)
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The Rain Don't Fall On Me
Atlanta GA, April 20, 1930
Blind Willie Johnson (vocal, guitar); possibly Willie B. Harris (vocal)
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Trouble Will Soon Be Over
Atlanta GA, April 20, 1930
Blind Willie Johnson (vocal, guitar); possibly Willie B. Harris (vocal)
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The Soul Of A Man
Atlanta GA, April 20, 1930
Blind Willie Johnson (vocal, guitar); possibly Willie B. Harris (vocal)
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Everybody Ought To Treat A Stranger Right
Atlanta GA, April 20, 1930
Blind Willie Johnson (vocal, guitar); possibly Willie B. Harris (vocal)
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Church, I'm Fully Saved To-Day
Atlanta GA, April 20, 1930
Blind Willie Johnson (vocal, guitar); possibly Willie B. Harris (vocal)
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John The Revelator
Atlanta GA, April 20, 1930
Blind Willie Johnson (vocal, guitar); possibly Willie B. Harris (vocal)
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You're Gonna Need Somebody On Your Bond
Atlanta GA, April 20, 1930
Blind Willie Johnson (vocal, guitar); possibly Willie B. Harris (vocal)
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