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Son House - Father Of Folk Blues


LP: £28.99

Label: 8th Records

Release date: 04.05.2018

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For much of the 1960s, blues rock artists and groups like Led Zeppelin, John Mayall, Eric Clapton and Cream, and Long John Baldry held sway among the zeitgeist of rock music. This movement was spearheaded largely by the unearthing and distribution of clas sic blues rec ordings from the past. Artists like Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Willie Brown, and Eddie James House, otherwise known as Son House. Prior to 1927, House was a devoutly religious gentleman from Clarksdale, Mississippi, who pastored in various deep South ch urches, and actively spoke out against the burgeoning music genre of blues music. All this would change after witnessing a performance which utilized a bottleneck guitar, which House had never seen before. The performance moved him to abandon preaching and pick performing blues up for himself, adapting his own style which combined the bottleneck guitar with his own experience performing religious songs and hymns.

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