In 2003, John Clarke in The Times wrote that “Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground” was “the most intense and startling blues record ever made”. Francis Davis, author of The History of the Blues concurs, writing “In terms of its intensity alone—its spiritual ache—there is nothing else from the period to compare to Johnson’s ‘Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground’, on which his guitar takes the part of a preacher and his wordless voice the part of a rapt congregation.”
I would like to take a moment and clear up many comments people have been reblogging with this epic photo:
In no way does smoking weed mean you are a lazy and incompetent individual. That would be like saying every person who drinks is an obnoxious lush. There are many more stereotypes associated with marijuana and they too, are completely ridiculous.