Sunday, October 19, 2014

Delta blues legend Son House passes away in 1988

Eddie James "Son" House, Jr. passed away this day in 1988 in Detroit, MI.  Son's music had a profound impact on artists as early as Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters and Jack White in the current day.  Jack still claims his favorite song is Son's "Grinnin' In Your Face".  Here's some vintage clips of Son House, a White Stripes cover and a clip of Jack White talking about Son's influence here...

interview segment

"John The Revelator"

Son House speaks about Robert Johnson

"Levee Camp Blues"

Son House- "Grinnin' In Your Face"

"Death Letter Blues"

White Stripes- "Death Letter"

Jack White speaks on Son House