Johnson, 'blind' Willie J 22.jan.1897-18.sep.1945 USA Texas Washington, Brenham - Jefferson, Beaumont
gospel blues singer, slide guitarist, probably grew up in Marlin and Temple Texas because these were often given as his place of birth, buried at Blanchette Cemetery Beaumont, plot unknown but a monument has been erected which reads Rev. Willie J Johnson while the Texas Death Index gives Willie Johnson Jr. ; ? c1926 he married singer Willie B Harris ; ? c1933 he married singer Angeline Robinson

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[P] Dark was the night, cold was the ground. 1927
used in the film Paris Texas
Ry Cooder. Warner Bros 25270

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