Father Of The Delta Blues

by Son House

(1992) Sony

Personnel Son House : National Steel Guitar, Vocals; David Riley : Guitar, Harmonica
Description Comprehensive collection recorded when Son was rediscovered in the 1960s after literally not touching a guitar for 20 years
Posted By WholeNote
Directory Recordings: Blues
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On 8/29/2000, Jim Burger (4613) posted:
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This is a very solid collection of Son House tunes recorded after his rediscovery in the 1960s. His guitar playing is a little bit uneven as he hadn't touched a guitar for 20 years, but his vocal intensity remains incredible -- there are even a couple of a cappela tunes which are mesmerizing.

I highly recommend this album for delta blues enthusiasts, as it's got some real down-home spirit. All in all, though, I suppose I'd buy the 1941-1942 field recordings first.