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  Son House - Biography - AOL Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
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.
Though House would later refer in interviews to Patton as a "jerk" and other unprintables, it was Patton's success as a bluesman -- both live and especially on record -- that got Son's foot in the door as a recording artist.
Son was still playing (actually at the peak of his powers, some would say), but had backed off of it a bit since Charley Patton died in 1934.
music.aol.com /artist/son-house/88049/biography   (1253 words)

 Blues Online© Son House   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
At the age of fifteen Son House was to be found preaching sermons and was soon to become a young Baptist preacher.
Son House recorded both for Paramount and the Library of Congress in the '30s and '40s, mainly for field recording units.
Son's first recording session for Paramount in 1930 produced masterpieces considered to be at the summit of country blues recordings.
physics.lunet.edu /blues/Son_House.html   (415 words)

 Son House
Son House fought his own demons, finding himself caught between the world of the sacred and the profane, between fighting the Devil as a preacher and dancing with him as a blues player.
Son House didn't even begin playing guitar until he was 24, but was playing house parties only a few weeks after learning to play.
Son House was recorded by Alan Lomax in 1941 for the Library of Congress, vanished, and was found again living in Rochester, NY in 1964.
www.bigroadblues.com /features/sonhouse.shtml   (473 words)

 PBS - American Roots Music : The Songs and the Artists - Son House
Son House was one of the Mississippi Delta's most original and influential first generation bluesmen.
House's 1930s recordings stand as a testament to the raw beauty and emotional intensity of early country blues, and their influence over everyone from Robert Johnson and Muddy Waters to Howlin' Wolf is more than apparent.
House sang the blues with the passion of a preacher and played his guitar as if every note and chord were his last, attacking the strings instead of strumming them.
www.pbs.org /americanrootsmusic/pbs_arm_saa_sonhouse.html   (231 words)

 Son House - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
House was born, the middle of three brothers, in Riverton, Mississippi, two miles from Clarksdale, Mississippi.
Son House recorded for Paramount Records in 1930 and for Alan Lomax from the Library of Congress in 1941 and 1942.
The music of Son House, in contrast to that of, say, Blind Lemon Jefferson, was emphatically a dance music, meant to be heard in the noisy atmosphere of a barrelhouse or other dance hall.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Son_House   (1024 words)

 Trail of the Hellhound: Son House
House's influence on the Delta School of musicians can be judged from a handful of recordings made in Grafton.
House continued playing with Willie Brown during the 1930s and developed a relationship with a young Robert Johnson after moving to Robinsonville, Mississippi.
House, Willie Brown, Fiddlin' Joe Martin, and Leroy Williams were recorded by folklorist Alan Lomax near Lake Cormorant, Mississippi, in 1941 for the Library of Congress.
www.cr.nps.gov /delta/blues/people/son_house.htm   (432 words)

 Son House   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
As an old man, House had something about him of King Lear: hesitant, forgetful, at times pathetic, yet revealing in flashes a dignity and personal force that explained why, in his heyday, he had been a running mate of Charlie Paton and a model for Robert Johnson and Muddy Waters.
Beside Patton he was a guitarist of rudimentary skill, but his voice had even greater richness, and though his repertoire was not large, it included 'Preachin The Blues', a song that not only was personally important but epitomised a conflict of beliefs experienced by many blues singers.
House also recorded for the Library of Congress in 1941-42, the left Mississippi for Rochester, New York, where he spent two decades undisturbed before blues gumshoes knocked on his door.
www.anycities.com /godders/son_house.htm   (187 words)

 Son House
Son House possessed a truly commanding presence, casting an intense spell with the slash and burn of his bottleneck slide on National steel guitar matched by anguished bellow and moan vocals that resounded from the very pit of his soul.
House fired back and killed the man. He pleaded self-defense, but was sentenced to fifteen years at the infamous Parchman Farm penitentiary.
Son House recorded for a handful of labels in the late 60s and toured for several more years, but hard living and subsequent deteriorating health forced him to retire in 1974.
www.tuneresource.com /html/son_house.html   (756 words)

 Son House: Biography
As the band laid down long and loose (some tracks went on for over six minutes) versions of their favorite numbers, all that was missing was the guitars being plugged in and a drummer's back beat and you were getting a glimpse of the future of the music.
Hailed as the greatest living Delta singer still actively performing, nobody dared call themselves the king of the blues as long as Son House was around.
He fell into ill health by the early '70s; what was later diagnosed as both Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease first affected his memory and his ability to recall songs onstage and later, his hands, which shook so bad he finally had to give up the guitar and eventually live performing altogether by 1976.
www.afgen.com /son_house.html   (1152 words)

 Blues Special - Son House   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Recorded in a general store at Lake Cormorant, Mississippi, by blues historian Alan Lomax in 1941 -- when he was 39 -- Son House sang about the emotional fallout World War II rained on soldiers and their families in "American Defense." That song even shows House's pre-blues roots, in the banjo strumming minstrelsy tradition.
It was a conflict House seemed to feel in every fiber of his body -- an impulse to get with religion and the feeling that it was an all-around sham.
By now, I hope you're sold on the importance of Son House and, if you don't already know his work, will go buy one of his albums and let a song like "Death Letter" change your life, or at least your value of it.
bostonphoenix.com /alt1/archive/music/reviews/04-04-96/SON_HOUSE.html   (1817 words)

 Rochester - Seeking Son House… - …and finding the living blues - Featured story - Featured story - City ...
House, more than 10 years his senior, told him to come back when he was older.
Son House sat facing us in a La-Z-Boy chair, hair slicked down, hands resting perfectly on the arms of the chair, shirt pressed, grinning in almost childlike anticipation.
The Corn Hill house Son lived in when discovered by Dick Waterman back in 1964 was across the street from Joe Beard, another Mississippian who came north to find work.
www.rochester-citynews.com /gbase/Gyrosite/Content?oid=oid:2357   (2848 words)

 African American Registry: A major blues player from the Delta, Son House
Born in Riverton, Mississippi on a Delta plantation, House was an African-American blues guitarist and singer.
House continued to perform on occasion with Patton and Brown until Patton’s death in 1934.
A major blues figure, Son House was one of the originators of the Mississippi Delta blues style.
www.aaregistry.com /detail.php3?id=804   (542 words)

 This Old House
Like Booker White and Skip James, Son House was a major figure from the past who reappeared in the sixties to recall the powerful, untainted country blues that the small core of blues fans had thought survived only on scratchy 78s.
Son House's year of birth is listed as 1902 in most sources, and this is the year that appeared on all his legal documents.
Son replied, "No, I was a middle-aged man then, married and living in East St. Louis." Waterman has also recently heard a recording made in 1965 in which Son gives his age as 79, which would again establish his year of birth as 1886.
bluesnet.hub.org /son.house/interview.html   (873 words)

 Amazon.com: The Original Delta Blues: Music: Son House   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Son House is so raw, so unaffected by technical tricks or crafty ideas, so far from any pose, pretence or stereotypical imagery of show business that you feel actually privileged to be allowed to come into contact with his singing.
When Son House started performing at Blues festivals again in the mid 1960s, Muddy Waters would tell all his band members to be quiet and pay attention when the man played because even compared with Muddy, this was the real deal.
Son House was one of the most famous of the original bluesmen, the one who had a young Robert Johnson sitting at his feet to learn from the best.
www.amazon.com /Original-Delta-Blues-Son-House/dp/B000007T4P   (2203 words)

major blues figure, Son House, born Eddie James, Jr., was one of the originators of the Mississippi Delta blues style.
House developed early delta blues in the 1920s and the 1930s with his irregular, often furious guitar work and his intensely emotional vocals.
So profound was House's blues style that he was the main influence of the legendary blues man Robert Johnson, as well as Muddy Waters.
www.southernmusic.net /sonhouse.htm   (306 words)

 The Legendary Son House
Son has left his mark on the world of guitar with his innovative blues style and his unrivaled stage presence.
Son House was born Eddie James House, Jr.
Son’s father was a musician, playing some guitar, but he mostly played tube in a brass band with his seven brothers.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/guitar_101/58514   (419 words)

 Son House (1902-1988)
While in his teens, House was preaching in Baptist churches and preparing for life as a minister.
When House was 25, he sang at a party (some say he had more than a little help from some moonshine) and was given tips for the performance.
House's parents always believed that the shooting was in self defence and they managed to get him out after two year.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/rolling_stones/18021   (405 words)

 House: Son of Coma Guy - TV.com
House decides to awaken a comatose patient so he can question the man regarding the family history of his son, who may have a genetic condition and the father is the only living relative.
House entcounters a "Son of a Coma Guy" and the only way to save the son is to wake up the father who has been dead for 10 years.
House brings a man back into conciousness to save a dying son only to realize that the man has other plans for his new found free time.
www.tv.com /house/son-of-coma-guy/episode/862303/summary.html   (811 words)

 Son House
Son first recorded three tunes for Paramount in Grafton Wisconsin in 1930; My Black Mama (1 and 2), Preachin' The Blues (1 and 2), Dry Spell Blues (1 and 2) as well as an unreleased version of Walking Blues.
Son moved up North to Rochester, N.Y. in 1943 and worked various jobs until he was tracked down by blues afficianodos Dick Waterman, Nick Perls and Phil Spiro.After the death of his partner Willie Brown, Son had given up the guitar altogether and left the blues life behind.
Son played various National single cones (Duolians and Style "O"s), playing slide with a piece of copper tube(?) on his third finger in "Spanish"(Open G - DGDGBD) tuning.
www.slidingdelta.com /bluesmen/sonhouse2.html   (495 words)

 Korean Architecture: Son Dongman house, Yangdong
This large house was built by Son So (1433-1484), who later became the founder of the village, in the 15th year of King Seongjong's reign of the Joseon Kingdom (1484).
It is said that his son, Son Jungdon (Ujae: 1463-1529) and a grandson, the great Confucian scholar Yi Eonjeok (Hoejae: 1491-1553) were both born here.
The house consists of an anchae (inner quarters), a sarangchae (outer quarters), a sadangchae (family shrine) and a shrine gate.
www.orientalarchitecture.com /yangdong/SONDONGMAN.htm   (164 words)

 mvyradio celebrates Black History Month
Born in 1902 in Riverton, Mississippi, Eddie "Son" House pioneered the Delta blues.
House performed sacred and secular music from a young age.
House then went unrecorded until the 1960s, when he was "rediscovered" and became a folk icon, playing the Newport Folk Festival and cutting a 1965 album for Columbia.
www.mvyradio.com /features/black_history_month/son_house.php   (114 words)

 Son House - AOL Music
PHOTO: Son House Born near Lyon, Mississippi, March 21, 1902, Son House chopped cotton as a teenager while developing a passion for the Baptist church.
Son House himself alleged that he was middle aged during World War I, and,...
At the age of fifteen Son House was to be found preaching sermons and was...
music.aol.com /artist/son-house/88049/main?_pgtyp=pdct   (196 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Original Delta Blues: Music: Son House   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Son House showed worshipful youngsters how his modal acoustic blues and stabbing style of bottleneck slide guitar, heard to best advantage on tracks like the chilling "Death Letter", earned him the title "Father of the Delta Blues".
Son House - the true founder of the Delta Blues and Robert Johnson's mentor.
House was not the greatest guitarist ever, but with this power it hardly matters.
www.amazon.co.uk /Original-Delta-Blues-Son-House/dp/B00002519E   (814 words)

 Son House : Oberlin College Concert - Listen, Review and Buy at ARTISTdirect
Son House's career was given a new lease of life when the singer performed at regular blues and folk festivals around the US, which led to House playing the college circuit.
The Oberlin College Concert, recorded when House was sixty-three, shows a mature artist, but one who had lost little of the menace and wonder of his earlier sessions.
House performs long, rambling, revelatory versions of his best material, songs like "A True Friend Is Hard To Find" and the closing, apocalyptic "Preachin' Blues" in which House sounds positively possessed.
www.artistdirect.com /nad/store/artist/album/0,,284649,00.html   (245 words)

 Son House - Acoustic Guitar Forum
Of course the legendary story about Son House is that by the time Son was rediscovered he had stopped playing the guitar decades before and had difficulty recognizing his earlier recordings.
Wolf turns to Son House and basically chews him out 9 ways to sunday telling him that he was no longer a human being and that all he cared about was whiskey.
So in Summation: Son House's 1930 & 1940s sessions are more inspired & feature the artist at the peak of his skills while his 1965 recordings are inspired but 'suffer' from his loss of technique due to abut 20 years of not practising his art & more years spent on the bottle.
www.guitarseminars.com /ubb/Forum1/HTML/002057.html   (3167 words)

 Son House News
News about Son House continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.
Son House used to tell the story of how the famous Delta Blues musician Robert Johnson sold his soul to the Devil in exchange for a perternatural ability to play the guitar.
When Bonnie Raitt was first breaking into the concert headlining category, she relished placing vintage acoustic-blues performers like Sippie Wallace and Son House in the opening slot to give her audience a...
www.topix.net /who/son-house   (694 words)

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