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From Nothing but Love in God’s Water: Volume 1: Black Sacred Music from the Civil War to the Civil Rights Movement by Robert Darden

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  • Today, Blind Willie Johnson is the best-known songster, but he has a recorded legacy of only 30 songs. Despite the scarcity of his recordings and the fact that virtually nothing is known about him, his singing and slide-guitar playing are deeply influential on modern musicians.