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Multiple Reviews

Son House and Reverend Gary Davis: The Perpetual Appeal Of The Blues

Read "Son House and Reverend Gary Davis: The Perpetual Appeal Of The Blues" reviewed by Doug Collette


Perfectly complementary in their earthy simplicity, the archive titles by Son House and Reverend Gary Davis offer an antidote to the antiseptic ephemera that is contemporary pop. None other than Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys curated the former's Forever On My Mind (and released it on his own Easy Eye Sound label) while the latter's Let Us Get Together, comprised of two concert recordings via the Sunset Blvd. Records, provides charitable support to the blind (like the artist himself) ...

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Book Review

Daniel Beaumont: Preachin’ the Blues - The Life and Times of Son House

Read "Daniel Beaumont: Preachin’ the Blues - The Life and Times of Son House" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


Preachin' the Blues: The Life and Times of Son House Daniel Beaumont Hardback; 224 pages ISBN: 0195395573 Oxford University Press 2011 Some of the new millennial writing about blues music, such as Elijah Wald's Escaping the Delta: Robert Johnson and the Invention of the Blues (Amistad, 2004) and Ted Gioia's Delta Blues (Norton, 2008), devote a great deal of energy addressing how the blues- scholarship approach of the 1950s and 1960s ...

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Album Review

Son House: Delta Blues: The Original Library of Congress Sessions from Field Recordings, 1941-42

Read "Delta Blues: The Original Library of Congress Sessions from Field Recordings, 1941-42" reviewed by AAJ Staff


The ‘Sixties folk boom brought a lot of surprises – while new performers grew famous, old figures (bluesmen, etc.) were “rediscovered" and returned to the stage. The biggest surprise was Son House, in 1964 – it was actually the third time he’d been rediscovered! First recorded in 1930, House found music a hard life and became a laborer; Alan Lomax found him in Mississippi and recorded five titles. Lomax returned the following year ; this time Son is alone and ...

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Album Review

Son House: The Original Library of Congress Sessions From Field Recordings 1941-1942

Read "The Original Library of Congress Sessions From Field Recordings 1941-1942" reviewed by Ed Kopp


These Son House “field recordings" were made in 1941 and ‘42 by folklorist Alan Lomax, who toured the country with a crude 300-pound machine documenting all sorts of regional music.In the 1930s, Son House served as the main inspiration to fellow Mississippians Robert Johnson and Muddy Waters, arguably the two greatest innovators the blues has known. House hadn’t recorded in 11 years when Lomax him tracked down in Robinsonville, Mississippi. The Depression had forced the slide guitarist and ...


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