Album artwork for Father of Folk Blues by Son House

House's recording session ran over a few days and saw the studio set up like a small club with an invited audience. John Hammond was running around crazed, as was Son's manager, Dick Waterman. Al Wilson of Canned Heat was sat alongside Son, and once the recording started occasionally played harp and guitar. He had a decidedly calming influence on House, who throughout would turn to him to discuss various things. Once things had begun Son was quite nervous but ever so slowly the emotional intensity of his performance transported one back to the Mississippi Delta 1930 when Son, as a young man, ruled the roost along with Delta legend Charlie Patton. And today, many years later, the images are frozen pieces of time, forever stored in my memory.

Son House

Father of Folk Blues

8th Records
Album artwork for Father of Folk Blues by Son House
LP

$29.99

Released 06/30/2015Catalog Number

HIHO92170.1

Son House

Father of Folk Blues

8th Records
Album artwork for Father of Folk Blues by Son House
LP

$29.99

Released 06/30/2015Catalog Number

HIHO92170.1

House's recording session ran over a few days and saw the studio set up like a small club with an invited audience. John Hammond was running around crazed, as was Son's manager, Dick Waterman. Al Wilson of Canned Heat was sat alongside Son, and once the recording started occasionally played harp and guitar. He had a decidedly calming influence on House, who throughout would turn to him to discuss various things. Once things had begun Son was quite nervous but ever so slowly the emotional intensity of his performance transported one back to the Mississippi Delta 1930 when Son, as a young man, ruled the roost along with Delta legend Charlie Patton. And today, many years later, the images are frozen pieces of time, forever stored in my memory.