Blind Willie Johnson was from Texas, not Mississippi, but he had a major influence on the blues so we have included this recommendation on the site.
Blind Willie Johnson’s music, and his song titles, focused on Christian themes, which may deter many secular minded listeners from checking out his music. In our view, that would be a mistake; Blind Willie Johnson’s guitar style, particularly his slide guitar work, has had a major influence on the blues and his original recordings are well worth having.
Blind Willie Johnson material has been covered by artists like Eric Clapton and Led Zeppelin. There are other Blind Willie Johnson collections on the market but this is the one we are currently recommending.
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