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specialising in early gospel music
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Roots of Blind Willie Johnson - by Max Haymes
there were indeed quite substantial
number of songs and artists who influenced the Texas bottleneck guitar
ace, forming an important factor in the roots of Blind Willie Johnson.
Blues - The First Golden Age
(African American Gospel & Sacred Songs : 1902-1942)
- by Max Haymes
Amongst the plethora of early gospel recordings available to
us, there are some of the ordinary, forgettable even - BUT
there is also a whole body of music which is as intensely
felt, emotionally sung, and sometimes as beautiful and
ethereal a quality as the finest of not only the post-war
gospel but also the cream of the early blues.
More soon ..
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