Sunday, February 08, 2015

Blind Willie Johnson project update

An update from the Kickstarter project Help produce the songs of Blind Willie Johnson:
The Tom Waits recordings of Soul of a Man and John the Revelator are finished as is Maria McKee's recording of Let Your Light Shine on Me.  Similar to the confusion around Mother's Children, there was a Texas slide player called Smith Casey by the Library of Congress though some say his real name is Casey Smith. You will be excited to learn Mr. Waits' recording of Soul of a Man is built around a sample of Casey's 1939 recording of East Texas Rag. 

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