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Son House

Son House
Born: Mar 21, 1902 in Riverton, MS
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Died: Oct 19, 1988 in Detroit, MI
Genre: Blues, Folk
Biography: Son House's place, not only in the history of Delta blues, but in the overall history of the music, is a very high one indeed. He was a major innovator of the Delta style, along with his playing partners Charley Patton and Willie Brown. Few listening experiences in the blues are as intense as hearing ...Read full biography
The Legendary Son House: Father of the Folk Blues
Released: 1965
Label: Edsel
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This was the first such presentation of a Delta blues musician done by Columbia, which seemed like a pretty hip label at the time, since they had both Bob Dylan and Paul Revere and the Raiders. The man's ...Read full review
Blues from the Mississippi Delta
Released: 1964
Label: Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
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