Dark Was The Night (Cold Was The Ground): Marc Ribot - Dark Was The Night (Cold Was The Ground), Blind Willie Johnson - Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the

Dark Was The Night (Cold Was The Ground)

Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground by Blind Willie Johnson from the album Definitive Delta Blues
Released 2014-01-17 on Not Now Music

75 classic cuts of Delta blues with all tracks digitally remastered for optimum listening.
© 2014 Not Now Music
℗ 2014 Not Now Music
Recorded December 3, 1927 in Dallas, Texas.
Blind Willie Johnson, vocals & guitar
Blind Willie Johnson
from Wim Wenders film "The Blues - The Soul Of A Man"
Public Enemies Soundtrack-Dark Was The Night Cold Was The Ground
"Dark Was The Night (Cold Was The Ground)" by Blind Willie Johnson, here performed by Marc Ribot on the documentary "The Soul of a Man".
Slide Guitar: Stephane Wertz

"Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground" is a gospel-blues song written and performed by American musician Blind Willie Johnson and recorded in 1927. The song is primarily an instrumental featuring Johnson's self-taught bottleneck slide guitar and picking style accompanied by his vocalizations of humming and moaning. It has the distinction of being one of 27 samples of music included on the Voyager Golden Record, launched into space in 1977 to represent t
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Here's a long-haul lesson on Blind Willie's legendary tune - the greatest song recorded in the pre-war blues era...hopefully I don't ramble too much and you'll actually be able to pick out some useful things...one tip that I will add is that, as with most other bottleneck tunes, try to keep your left hand loose to facilitate the double-approaches, capturing the slides from tone to tone and so on. Another way to make this tune hip is to seldom mute the strings with your left hand...keep it floating above th