[Dixielandjazz] Attention Blues aqnd Gospel Lovers

Bill Haesler bhaesler at nsw.bigpond.net.au
Thu Sep 18 21:21:34 PDT 2003

Dear Glen,
Thank you for your confidence.
The singer with gospel singer/guitarist Blind Willie Johnson on his Columbia records made on:
5 Dec 1928 in Dallas, Tex
11 Dec 1929 in New Orleans
20 April 1930 (my birthday!) in Atlanta, Ga.
is now accepted as being Willie B Richardson (later Willie B Harris). She was Blind Willie Johnson's first wife.
Contrary to earlier accounts it seems that she, rather than his second wife Angeline, is on all the above (of which I
have full details).
I have about 9 of the 31 titles Johnson recorded for Columbia. 
Johnson's other Columbia record sessions (3 Dec 1928 and 10 Dec 1929) are solo vocal/guitar performances. 
Kind regards,

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