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Read ✓ Dark Was the Night Í PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ý The poignant story of Blind Willie Johnson the legendary Texas musician whose song Dark Was the Night was included on the Voyager I space probe's Golden RecordWillie Johnson was born in 1897 and from the beginning he loved to sinRd deal and his songs were played on the radio Then in 1977 his song Dark Was the Night was chosen to light up the darkness when it was launched into space on the Voyager I space probe's famous Golden Record His immortal song was selected for the way it expresses the loneliness humans all feel while reminding us we're not alon. This picture book biography has radiant art and I enjoyed learning about Willie Johnson's life I didn't prefer the second person narrative voice which essentially talked to him about his life but it worked and the watercolors and use of light and dark are absolutely captivating

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Ight How does a blind boy make his way in the world Fortunately for Willie the music saved him and brought him back into the light His powerful voice combined with the wailing of his slide guitar moved people Willie made a name for himself performing on street corners all over Texas And one day he hit it big when he got a reco. A beautiful tribute to musician Willie Johnson whose song Dark is the Night was included on the Golden Record sent into space on Voyager 1 EB Lewis' luminous illustrations are spellbinding Readers will rush to find a recording of Johnson's song and many will look further to learn what other music was sent out to the starsI was a brand new mother in 1977 when Voyager left on its journey and I remember even in my sleep deprived state tracking down on the music something much harder to do thenThe back matter is particularly interesting providing information on Johnson and how Golio dug out the sparse information about him as well as on the Golden Record something that may be new to young readers

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Dark Was the NightThe poignant story of Blind Willie Johnson the legendary Texas musician whose song Dark Was the Night was included on the Voyager I space probe's Golden RecordWillie Johnson was born in 1897 and from the beginning he loved to sing and play his cigar box guitar But his childhood was interrupted when he lost his mother and his s. Dark Was the Night Blind Willie Johnson's Journey to the Stars is a children's picture book written by Gary Golio and illustrated by EB Lewis When NASA scientists compiled a recording of sounds to send into space representing Earth and humanity those sounds included thunder crickets classical pieces and a short wordless song by musician Blind Willie JohnsonBlind Willie Johnson was an American gospel blues singer guitarist and evangelist His landmark recordings completed between 1927 and 1930 display a combination of powerful chest voice singing slide guitar skills and originality that has influenced later generations of musiciansGolio's text is rather simplistic straightforward and informative The second person narrative is brief but evocative Backmatter includes an author's note about the story of the golden record on Voyager 1 Lewis' illustrations have a soft blurred effect to them conveying both the bygone time and Johnson’s vision loss They are washes of mostly blue and violet with punches of bright yellow and goldThe premise of the book is rather straightforward Willie Johnson's mother died while he was still a boy and shortly thereafter he lost his sight Now young Johnson's light came from singing in the church choir and playing the guitar He traveled to cities throughout Texas where he sang and played for money One day an adult Johnson was given the opportunity to record an album of his songs One of the songs was Dark Was the Night a haunting yet hopeful tune marked only by Johnson's humming and characteristic slide guitar playingAll in all Dark Was the Night Blind Willie Johnson's Journey to the Stars is an ode to a too little discussed musician and an excellent introduction to his amazing musical talent