Monday, October 12, 2009

Song of the Week: "Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground", Blind Willie Johnson

Words can't describe the sublime nature of this song from itinerant busker, Blind Willie Johnson. So we'll let his humming and strumming on the late 1920's recording of Dark Was The Night, Cold Was The Ground do all the talking. If you like it you can put a coin in his cup (tied to the head of his guitar) and leave a comment here.


  1. Isn't this on the Voyager space record heading out into the infinity of space to let the aliens know that we've discovered music?

    I think it is. Good choice.

  2. And so it is, today, I have learned something new. Yes, you are right, this is on the Voyager spacecraft. Pretty fricken' cool. Here is a link to the list of the audio recordings.