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  1. If I Had My Way I'd Tear the Building Down
  2. Dark Was the Night (Cold Was the Ground)
  3. Lord, I Just Can't Keep from Crying
  4. Church, I'm Fully Saved Today
  5. Jesus Make Up My Dying Bed
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  1. If I Had My Way I'd Tear the Building Down
  2. Dark Was the Night (Cold Was the Ground)
  3. Lord, I Just Can't Keep from Crying
  4. Church, I'm Fully Saved Today
  5. Jesus Make Up My Dying Bed
  6. Bye and Bye I'm Goin' to See the King
  7. Let Your Light Shine on Me
  8. John the Revelator
  9. I Know His Blood Can Make Me Whole
  10. God Moves on the Water
  11. Trouble Will Soon Be Over
  12. Praise God I'm Satisfied
  13. Mother's Children Have a Hard Time
  14. It's Nobody's Fault But Mine
  15. The Soul of a Man
  16. Keep Your Lamp Trimmed and Burning
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Even in the blues, a style capable of wrenching unexplainable emotions from its audience, Blind Willie Johnson has few equals. With a voice capable of alternating effortlessly between sublime, trembling tenor and the sound of pure gravel, and unparalleled skill with the bottleneck (and knife), Johnson recorded 30 sides for Columbia (1927-1930) that stand as a high-water mark for both country blues and raw gospel. Given the fact that his entire output has been issued by both Yazoo and Columbia, it's difficult to imagine ...

Dark Was the Night 2008, Columbia

UPC: 886972383927

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Dark Was the Night 1998, Columbia/Legacy

UPC: 074646551622

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