Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Son House was born this day in 1902

Son House was born Eddie James House, Jr. this day in 1902.  He first recorded for Paramount in 1930 but those recordings didn't sell well due to the depression.  He was rediscovered in the mid-60's and recorded and toured until the time of his death in 1988.  Enjoy some select videos as we remember this great blues man!

"Preachin' Blues"

"Downhearted Blues"

"My Black Mama" (with Buddy Guy)

"Death Letter"