In 2016, Alligator Records is releasing a new tribute to blues legend Blind Willie Johnson, featuring contributions from Tom Waits, Lucinda Williams and Cowboy Junkies, among others. It’s called God Don’t Never Change, and it’s being released on February 26. Take a look at the tracklist below.
God Don’t Never Change: The Songs Of Blind Willie Johnson:
1 Tom Waits: The Soul of a Man
2 Lucinda Williams: It’s Nobody’s Fault But Mine
3 Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi: Keep Your Lamp Trimmed and Burning
4 Cowboy Junkies: Jesus Is Coming Soon
5 The Blind Boys of Alabama: Mother’s Children Have a Hard Time
6 Sinéad O’Connor: Trouble Will Soon Be Over
7 Luther Dickinson: Bye and Bye I’m Going to See the King [ft. The Rising Star Fife & Drum Band] 8 Lucinda Williams: God Don’t Never Change
9 Tom Waits: John the Revelator
10 Maria McKee: Let Your Light Shine on Me
11 Rickie Lee Jones: Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground
Blind Willie Johnson has been covered many times before, most notably by the likes of Led Zeppelin, Bob Dylan and Eric Clapton.
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