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Tom Waits contributes two songs to Blind Willie Johnson Tribute – Hear his version of ‘The Soul of a Man’

February 21, 2016

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TOM CONTRIBUTES TWO SONGS TO BLIND WILLIE JOHNSON TRIBUTE

‘GOD DON’T NEVER CHANGE: THE SONGS OF BLIND WILLIE JOHNSON’ AVAILABLE 26TH FEBRUARY

HEAR TOM’S VERSION OF ‘THE SOUL OF A MAN’

Tom Waits has lent his voice and soul to a stunning collection of performances celebrating legendary gospel bluesman Blind Willie Johnson. ‘God Don’t Never Change: The Songs Of Blind Willie Johnson’ is out through Alligator Records on 26th February and features two contributions by Tom, ‘The Soul of a Man’ and ‘John The Revelator,’ both originally recorded by Johnson in 1930.

A stunning collection of artists and performances celebrate the timeless music of legendary gospel bluesman Blind Willie Johnson. From Derek Trucks’ and Susan Tedeschi’s reverent reading of ‘Keep Your Lamp Trimmed And Burning’ to ‘Lucinda Williams’ slide guitar-fueled lament in ‘Nobody’s Fault But Mine,’ from Luther Dickinson’s spirited take on ‘Bye And Bye I’m Going To See The King’ (with The Rising Star Fife & Drum Band) to Tom Waits’ virtual embodiment of Johnson himself on ‘The Soul Of A Man’ and ‘John The Revelator’, this record is packed with incomparable recordings that speak as much to the greatness of the performers as they do the enduring legacy of Blind Willie Johnson.
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