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I always wondered about the meaning of 'Stones in my Passway' The obvious though doubtless wrong conclusion would perhaps be a reference to gallstones but in fact a far better explanation IMHO can be found HERE
I've been watching "Searching for Secret Heroes" from Document Records which is a series of interviews with Sam and Ann Charters followed by their 1962 film "The Blues" released commercially for the 1st time.
An early album of Blind Willie Johnson, "Blind Willie Johnson - His Story Told" by Sam Charters was discussed in the interviews. One side is tracks by BWJ and his contemporaries (from a 1957 perspective). The other side is interviews with people who knew BWJ, including his wife, Angeline, who sings the hymn "Dark was the night, cold was the ground" as part of her interview. Nothing like BWJ's version but interesting nonetheless. Helps add some flesh to the bones.
I've also been reading Scott Ainslie's Robert Johnson book which references an early John Hammond album called "Mirrors" with some RJ tracks. I'd never heard of it before, one side is solo acoustic and the other side with his band. The tracks were recorded in the same sessions as "So Many Roads" and "Country Blues" and so the album is usually described as being unreleased leftovers, but it was released contemporaneously (?). It can be got for silly prices, but I've discovered with a bit of digging that the "Mirrors" tracks have been bolted-on to modern CD reissues of "Country Blues" and "So Many Roads" so you may have them already.