It's from a new compilation of songs by the gospel bluesman
Tom Waits has recorded two songs for a new compilation, God Don’t Never Change: The Songs Of Blind Willie Johnson.
Waits covered “The Soul Of A Man” and “John The Revelator“, which were both originally recorded by Johnson in 1930.
You can hear “The Soul Of A Man” below.
Elsewhere on the album, Lucinda Williams has recorded versions of “It’s Nobody’s Fault But Mine” and “God Don’t Never Change”, Cowboy Junkies have tackled “Jesus is Coming Soon”, Sinéad O’Connor has recorded “Trouble Will Soon Be Over” and Rickie Lee Jones’ “Dark Was the Night-Cold Was the Ground”.
God Don’t Never Change: The Songs Of Blind Willie Johnson is out through Alligator Records on February 26.
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