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Blind Willie Johnson Photo

  Blind Willie Johnson
Blind Willie Johnson photo - picture in Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas
Circa 1928 black-and-white photo of Blind Willie Johnson, an American singer and guitarist whose music straddled the border between blues and spirituals. While the lyrics of all of his songs were religious, his music drew from both sacred and blues traditions. Among musicians, he is considered one of the greatest slide or bottleneck guitarists, as well as one of the most revered figures of depression-era gospel music.
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                       Last updated: Dec 20 2010 15:48:43   Latitude & Longitude:
30° 5' 44.41236",
-94° 6' 23.69592"