Blind Willie Johnson

Blind Willie Johnson
Real name
Willie Johnson
Born
January 22, 1897
Died
September 18, 1945
Country
United States
IPI
00567908698
00567908894
Comments
Blues and gospel singer and guitarist from Texas.
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Originals

Title Performer Release date Covered by
1928 (12 artists)
1930 (8 artists)
1930 (12 artists)
1931 Norbert Detaeye
1928 (18 artists)
1928 (43 artists)
1928 (26 artists)
1930 (25 artists)
1929 (17 artists)
1929 (15 artists)
1928 (34 artists)
1930 Eden & John's East River String Band
February 1931 (15 artists)

Covers by Blind Willie Johnson

Title Performer Release date Originally by
1929 Homer Rodeheaver and Wiseman Sextet
1930 (unknown), Wiseman Sextet, (unknown)
1930 Blind Joe Taggart
1930 Fisk University Jubilee Singers

Songs written by Blind Willie Johnson

Original songs

Title Written by Originally by Original date Covered by
Dark Was the Night - Cold Was the Ground Blind Willie Johnson Blind Willie Johnson 1928 Covered by (12 artists)
God Don't Never Change Blind Willie Johnson Blind Willie Johnson 1930 Covered by (8 artists)
God Moves on the Water Blind Willie Johnson Blind Willie Johnson 1930 Covered by (12 artists)
Go With Me to That Land Blind Willie Johnson Blind Willie Johnson 1931 Covered by Norbert Detaeye
If I Had My Way I'd Tear the Building Down [Traditional], Blind Willie Johnson Blind Willie Johnson 1928 Covered by (18 artists)
It's Nobody's Fault but Mine Blind Willie Johnson Blind Willie Johnson 1928 Covered by (43 artists)
John the Revelator Blind Willie Johnson Blind Willie Johnson 1930 Covered by (25 artists)
Keep Your Lamp Trimmed and Burning Blind Willie Johnson Blind Willie Johnson 1929 Covered by (17 artists)
Lord I Just Can't Keep from Crying Blind Willie Johnson Blind Willie Johnson 1929 Covered by (15 artists)
Mother's Children Have a Hard Time Blind Willie Johnson Blind Willie Johnson 1928 Covered by (34 artists)
The Rain Don't Fall on Me Blind Willie Johnson Blind Willie Johnson 1930 Covered by Eden & John's East River String Band
The Soul of a Man Blind Willie Johnson Blind Willie Johnson February 1931 Covered by (15 artists)
You Better Get Somebody on Your Bond Blind Willie Johnson Fisk University Jubilee Singers 1924 Covered by (16 artists)

Adapted songs

Title Written by Originals Originally by Covered by
Let Your Light Shine on Me Blind Willie Johnson Shall Simon Bear the Cross Alone, and Other Saints Be Free, Maitland Covered by (13 artists)

Releases

Singles

Title Performer Release date Label
Dark Was the Night - Cold Was the Ground Blind Willie Johnson 1928 Columbia
God Moves on the Water Blind Willie Johnson 1930 Columbia
Go With Me to That Land Blind Willie Johnson 1931 Columbia
If I Had My Way I'd Tear the Building Down Blind Willie Johnson 1928 Columbia
I Know His Blood Can Make Me Whole Blind Willie Johnson 1928 Columbia
I'm Gonna Run to the City of Refuge Blind Willie Johnson 1929 Columbia
John the Revelator Blind Willie Johnson 1930 Columbia
Let Your Light Shine on Me Blind Willie Johnson 1930 Columbia
Lord I Just Can't Keep from Crying Blind Willie Johnson 1929 Columbia
The Rain Don't Fall on Me Blind Willie Johnson 1930 Columbia
The Soul of a Man Blind Willie Johnson February 1931 Columbia
You'll Need Somebody on Your Bond Blind Willie Johnson 1930 Columbia

Tributes

Title Performer Release date Label
God Don't Never Change - The Songs of Blind Willie Johnson various artists February 26, 2016 Alligator Records