Sunday, August 21, 2005
"I have always thought it would be a blessing if each person could be blind and deaf for a few days during his early adult life. Darkness would make him appreciate sight; silence would teach him the joys of sound."
Helen Keller

If you're a student of the blues, you'll no doubt notice that there are many a bluesman with the moniker "blind". "Blind Boy" Fuller, "Blind Willie" McTell, "Blind Lemon" Jefferson and this weeks Sunday Blues subject, "Blind Willie" Johnson. Although I have a couple of his songs, I don't know much about him. But what I do know is he has one of the best voices for the blues of all time. A kind of a gravel filled sound. But if you're an Atheist, you may not like his music very much. Very inspired by the church. Very "hallelujah" and "amen" tone to it. Which makes sense seeing as how he as a Baptist preacher. I Know His Blood Can Make Me Whole, Jesus Make Up My Dying Bed, God Don`t Never Change and The Soul Of A Man. But if you don't mine the religious influence and love the early sound, ala Robert Johnson, head over and download the song. You may like it.
Blind Willie Johnson
The Only Thing Necessary For Evil To Triumph
Is For Good Men To Do Nothing


Darcey said...

Great post Chris!

Christopher Lee said...

Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Sorry; You can keep that being blind and deaf stuff. I would not want that on anybody...except muslims and liberals.

Christopher Lee said...

Oh I don't know. I wouldn't want it, but I tend to agree. When you take something away, you'll be more likely to appreciate it.