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Blind Willie Johnson (1897–1945)

Gospel/blues singer and musician Blind Willie Johnson was born--as far as is known, since not much information is available about his early life--in 1902 in Marlin, TX. Supposedly, he was blinded when he was about three years old when his stepmother threw lye at his father during an argument, missed and it hit Willie in the face. He earned a ... See full bio »

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Known For

Walk the Line
Walk the Line Soundtrack
(2005)
Public Enemies
Public Enemies Soundtrack
(2009)
The Skeleton Key
The Skeleton Key Soundtrack
(2005)
The Ladykillers
The Ladykillers Soundtrack
(2004)

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 2013 Revelation Road 2: The Sea of Glass and Fire (writer: "Lord, I Just Can't Keep From Crying")
 2013 Twenty Feet from Stardom (Documentary) (writer: "Nobody's Fault But Mine" - uncredited)
 2009 Public Enemies (performer: "Dark Was The Night, Cold Was The Ground" (1927)) / (writer: "Dark Was The Night, Cold Was The Ground" (1927))
 2006 First Snow (writer: "God Don't Ever Change")
 2006 A Prairie Home Companion (arranger: "Let Your Light Shine On Me")
 2005 Walk the Line (performer: "Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground") / (writer: "Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground")
 2005 The Skeleton Key (performer: "God Moves on the Water") / (writer: "God Moves on the Water")
 2004 Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson (Documentary) (performer: "God Moves On the Water") / (writer: "God Moves On the Water")
 2004 The Ladykillers (arranger: "Let Your Light Shine On Me") / (performer: "Let Your Light Shine On Me")
 2004 The West Wing (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Warfare of Genghis Khan (2004) ... (performer: "Dark Was the Night")
  The Blues (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode, 2003) (writer - 1 episode, 2003)
- The Soul of a Man (2003) ... (performer: "Soul of a Man", "Dark Was The Night, Cold Was the Ground", "Trouble (Will) Soon Be Over", "John the Revelator") / (writer: "Soul of a Man", "Dark Was The Night, Cold Was the Ground", "Trouble (Will) Soon Be Over", "John the Revelator" - as Willie Johnson)
 2003 The Soul of a Man (Documentary) ("Dark Was The Night", "Soul Of A Man") / (performer: "Soul of a Man", "Dark Was The Night, Cold Was the Ground", "Trouble (Will) Soon Be Over", "John the Revelator") / (writer: "Soul of a Man", "Dark Was The Night, Cold Was the Ground", "Trouble (Will) Soon Be Over", "John the Revelator" - as Willie Johnson)
 2000 Da Vinci's Inquest (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- An Act of God (2000) ... (writer: "Soul of a Man")
 1999 Post Mortem (performer: "Dark Was the Night" by nm1380446 (as Blind Willy Johnson))
 1996 Bastard Out of Carolina (performer: "Let Your Light Shine On Me") / (writer: "Let Your Light Shine On Me")
  Baseball (TV Mini-Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode, 1994) (writer - 1 episode, 1994)
- Shadow Ball (1994) ... (performer: "God Moves On Water") / (writer: "God Moves On Water")
 1964 The Gospel According to St. Matthew (performer: "Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground") / (writer: "Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground")
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Did You Know?

Trivia:

His wife Angeline recorded several tracks with him in the late 1920s. Nothing is known about her. See more »

Trademark:

Distinctive gravelly voice and guitar playing

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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