Editors’ Notes Most of Blind Willie Johnson’s recordings were traditional spirituals, but his definitive versions made blues history. This tribute features America’s mightiest roots-informed artists (plus Ireland’s Sinead O’Connor) giving those songs a different spin. Blues rock guitar hero Luther Dickinson salutes Johnson’s influential slide work with a slippery, serpentine take on “Bye and Bye I’m Going to See the King,” while Lucinda Williams offers a greasy, barnstorming version of the album’s title track. Every participant provides a refreshingly new view of Johnson’s visionary blend of the spirit and the soil.

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