SON HOUSE ~ THE ORIGINAL DELTA BLUES. COLUMBIA / L EGACY CK 65515. (IMPORT).

SON HOUSE ~ THE ORIGINAL DELTA BLUES. COLUMBIA / L EGACY CK 65515. (IMPORT).

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EDDIE JAMES “SON” HOUSE JR. WAS BORN ON MARCH 21, 1902. AFTER YEARS OF HOSTILITY TO SECULAR MUSIC, AS A PREACHER AND FOR SOME YEARS AS A CHURCH PASTOR, HE TURNED TO BLUES PERFORMANCE AT THE AGE OF 25. HE QUICKLY DEVELOPED A UNIQUE STYLE BY APPLYING THE RHYTHMIC DRIVE, VOCAL POWER AND EMOTIONAL INTENSITY OF HIS PREACHING TO THE NEWLY LEARNED IDIOM. HE MADE HIS FIRST RECORDINGS FOR PARAMOUNT RECORDS IN 1930. THE RECORDS DID NOT SELL AND DID NOT LEAD TO NATIONAL RECOGNITION. HOUSE REMAINED POPULAR IN THE 1930s BUT EVENTUALLY GAVE UP MUSIC IN 1943. HE WAS REDISCOVERED BY BLUES FANS IN 1964 AND WITH THEIR ENCOURAGEMENT RELEARNED HIS REPERTOIRE AND ESTABLISHED A CAREER AS AN ENTERTAINER AND SUBSEQUENTLY RECORDED FOR COLUMBIA RECORDS FOR THE PERIOD 1964-1974 WHERE THE TITLES ON THIS CD ORIGINATED. BRILLIANT BLUES ******.

TRACK LISTING: Death Letter / Pearline / Louise McGhee / John The Revelator / Empire State Express / Preachin’ Blues / Grinnin’ In Your Face / Sundown / Levee Camp Moan / Pony Blues / Downhearted Blues.

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