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Dark Was The Night: Blind Willie Johnson's Journey to the Stars

Author: Gary Golio. E.B. Lewis, illus.

Dark Was The Night: Blind Willie Johnson's Journey to the Stars

Author: Gary Golio. E.B. Lewis, illus.

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Item #: D32739
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 32
Publication Date: 2020
Publisher: Nancy Paulsen
ISBN: 9781524738884
Losing his sight, young Willie Johnson (1897-1945) was saved from despair by music, and with his powerful voice and the wailing slide guitar, he made a name for himself performing on street corners all over Texas. When Voyager I was launched in 1977, Willie's song "Dark Was the Night" made the trip, too, housed on the Golden Record inside the spacecraft. In ... More
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Losing his sight, young Willie Johnson (1897-1945) was saved from despair by music, and with his powerful voice and the wailing slide guitar, he made a name for himself performing on street corners all over Texas. When Voyager I was launched in 1977, Willie's song "Dark Was the Night" made the trip, too, housed on the Golden Record inside the spacecraft. In this rather poetic biography, Gary Golio introduces readers 4 to 8 to one of the greatest bluesmen of all, and E.B. Lewis's gorgeous watercolors powerfully capture early-20th-century America.


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