Today is the Feast day of St. John the Apostle, the presumed author not only of the Gospel of John, but also of the epistles of 1, 2 and 3 John and Revelation. In addition to inspiring the work of many an end-times fanatic, the last of these books also was the inspiration for Blind Willie Johnson’s song “John the Revelator,” which in turn inspired a multitude of covers.
In honor of St. John the Revelator, we feature the original song and three covers of it here…
Which version of the song is your favorite?
(Mine is Son House’s cover)
[ Blind Willie Johnson ] [ Son House ]
[ Phil Keaggy ] [ Nick Cave ]
Blind Willie Johnson: [ Buy the MP3 ]