Tom Waits Streams Cover of Blind Willie Johnson Classic
The almost-mythological blues artist recorded 30 songs between 1927 and 1930, which have influence big names from Led Zeppelin to Eric Clapton and Bob Dylan.
Alligator say: "Johnson sang his sanctified gospel lyrics with overwhelming intensity, his deep, raspy voice accompanying his haunting, blues-drenched guitar playing."
Trucks comments: "I never heard a slide player, even to this day, play with that much emotion. I've only heard a few things that have hit me quite that strongly. He's one of the few handful of musicians whose music really feels sacred to me - it feels like it came out of a different world." Stream the song here.
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