You are currently browsing the tag archive for the ‘Space’ tag.

A strange combination, Blues music and the search for extra terrestrial life, but they did indeed come together in 1977 when the two Voyager spacecraft were launched into space to search for intelligent life outside of our solar system. On board each of the space craft was a golden record containing “The Sounds of the Earth”, a ninety minute selection of  music from many cultures of our planet. One such song was Dark Was The Night, Cold Was The Ground by the great slide-guitarist Blind Willie Johnson. A depression era song from the early 20th century, Blind Willie sings a wordless hymn of an unknown sorrow. Incidentally, this is the same song which Ry Cooder reworked for the Wim Wenders film Paris, Texas.

Dark Was The Night, Cold Was The Ground

Advertisements

Twitter

April 2018
M T W T F S S
« Jan    
 1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
30  
Advertisements