Son House’s Deep Mississippi Delta Blues

Posted: September 2, 2011 in Delta, Jas Obrecht, Son House

Author : Jas Obrecht

Source : Jas Obrecht Music Archive, Sept. 2010

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“In the years before World War II, Son House created some of the purest, most powerful Mississippi Delta blues on record. Playing with partners Charley Patton and Willie Brown, he exerted a profound influence on Robert Johnson and Muddy Waters, both of whom copied his music and carried it to new generations. House’s influence still echoes through the Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, and many other musicians, and in many respects, he is the true father of what’s known today as “deep blues.” Watching Son House perform bottleneck guitar was akin to seeing a locomotive on a downhill run…”

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