Son House ‎– The Legendary 1941-1942 Recordings ... - 1972 Spiritual Blues - Original LP

In stock

Son House ‎– The Legendary 1941-1942 Recordings In Chronological Sequence

folklyric records ‎– 9002
Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Mono

Record is VG+ VG++ has very light wear (listen to our copy)

Cover is VG+ VG++ has very light ringwear and cornerwear (see our pic) 

Record comes in generic white inner sleeve


Delta Blues







A1 Shetland Pony Blues
A2 Camp Hollers
A3 Delta Blues
A4 Special Rider Blues
A5 Low Down Dirty Dog Blues
A6 Depot Blues
A7 The Key Of Minor


B1 American Defense
B2 Am I Right Or Wrong
B3 Walking Blues
B4 County Farm Blues
B5 The Pony Blues
B6 The Jinx Blues - Part 1
B7 The Jinx Blues - Part 2




Companies, etc.

Distributed By – Arhoolie Records



Compiled By, Producer – Evelyn Parth
Cover – Johnny Parth
Photography By – Brad Barrett
Recorded By – Alan Lomax
Remastered By – Hans Peter Strobl
Vocals, Guitar – Son House (tracks: A1, A3 to B7)




Recorded by Alan Lomax for the Library of Congress.
A1 to A3: Lake Cormorant, Miss., c. August 1941
A4 to B7: Robinsonville, Miss., 1942

Arhoolie Records
Box 9195
Berkeley, Ca. 94709




Barcode and Other Identifiers


Matrix / Runout (Side A label): RSE 1 A
Matrix / Runout (Side B label): RSE 1 B
Matrix / Runout (Side A runout etched): ARN-9002-1A
Matrix / Runout (Side B runout etched): ARN-9002-B
Matrix / Runout (Side A runout stamped): RSE 1A -1
Matrix / Runout (Side B runout etched): RSE -1 -B


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. 

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".

More Information
Condition Used
Format LP
Label Private Pressing
Color Black