Son House ‎– Raw Delta Blues: The Very Best Of The Delta Blues Master - 1941/2 Spiritual Blues LP

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Son House ‎– Raw Delta Blues: The Very Best Of The Delta Blues Master

Not Now Music ‎– CATLP104
Vinyl, LP, Compilation
Delta Blues, Country Blues


A1 My Black Mama 3:13
A2 John The Revelator 1:33
A3 Walking Blues 2:59
A4 Preachin' The Blues 4:39
A5 Camp Hollers 2:28
A6 Clarksdale Moan 2:58
A7 Death Letter Blues 3:30


B1 Levee Camp Blues 3:45
B2 Am I Right Or Wrong 1:47
B3 Pearline 3:44
B4 Country Farm Blues 2:11
B5 Louise McGhee 4:24
B6 American Defense 2:55
B7 This Little Light Of Mine 2:47


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Barcode: 5060397601049

Eddie James 'Son' House, Jr. was an American blues singer and guitarist. House pioneered an innovative style featuring strong, repetitive rhythms, often played with the aid of slide guitar, and his singing often incorporated elements of southern gospel and spiritual music. He associated himself with Delta blues musicians Charlie Patton and Willie Brown, often acting as a sideman. In 1930, House made his first recordings for Paramount Records during a session for Charlie Patton.
However, these did not sell well due to the Great Depression, and he drifted into obscurity. He was recorded by John and Alan Lomax for the Library of Congress in 1941 and 42. This Not Now Music double LP collects together some of his best loved songs.

The powerful a capella spiritual "John The Revelator" is here, the sarcastic

"Preachin' Blues" And then there's the awesome, razor-edged "Death Letter" ("I got a letter this morning / say, what d'y'reckon it read? / Said hurry, hurry, the gal you love is dead").

Music journalist Ted Drozdowski of the Boston Phoenix once wrote something like this about House:
"The voice of the great Son House not only sounds as though it could split the earth asunder, it is also the voice of a soul utterly alone".


Son House - Death Letter Blues

to me blues is like beethoven. it is exactly the same!
i so much can feel that! the mood is different....

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