Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments - "Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground"

Jun 16, 2019

Blind Willie Johnson provides a link between the spirituals and modern gospel. This brilliant steel-guitar player was a street musician in Texas in the 1930s and '40s and only recorded two dozen incredibly rare 78s and yet he is considered one of the greatese of all American musicians. 

Blind Willie Johnson's slide-playing provides a haunting counterpoint to his unearthly moan on "Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground."