Son House

A Proper Introduction to Son House: Delta Blues

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This single-disc set collects Son House's Library of Congress sessions for Alan Lomax in 1940 and 1941, and adds in House's complete Paramount recordings from 1930, which consist of three double-sided 78s ("My Black Mama," "Preachin' the Blues," and "Dry Spell Blues"). Since House's rediscovery sides for Columbia in the 1960s catch him, quite honestly, with diminishing powers, the material presented here is the truly essential stuff.

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