Son House The Legendary Father of Folk Blues 200g 45rpm 2LP
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200g 45rpm Vinyl Double LP Pressed at Quality Record Pressings!
Mastered by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound from the Original Master Tapes!
Includes Bonus Track "Motherless Children"!
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Mississippi's Son House was already legendary for a small collection of live
field recordings made by folklorist Alan Lomax in 1941 and 1942, and for having
taught some important licks to both Robert Johnson and Muddy Waters before he
was rediscovered by a new generation of college-age fans in 1964.
The "Father of the Delta Blues" recorded this namesake LP for Columbia Records a
year later in 1965. It's become, in the words of Living Blues magazine —
"Essential recordings by one of the greatest bluesmen ever." And now,
Analogue Productions presents a reissue unmatched in sonic quality and luxury
presentation. Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound remastered the recording from the
original master tapes. The freshly cut lacquers - for this version the album was cut at 45rpm for truer cartridge tracking and decreased distortion on the inner groover - were then plated and pressed on 200-gram 45rpm vinyl by Quality Record Pressings.
Son was born Eddie James House, Jr., on March 21, 1902, in Riverton, Miss. By
the age of 15, he was preaching the gospel in various Baptist churches as the
family seemingly wandered from one plantation to the next. He didn't even bother
picking up a guitar until he turned 25; to quote House, "I didn't like no guitar
when I first heard it; oh gee, I couldn't stand a guy playin' a guitar. I didn't
like none of it." But if his ambivalence to the instrument was obvious, even
more obvious was the simple fact that Son hated plantation labor even more and
had developed a taste for corn whiskey. After drunkenly launching into a blues
at a house frolic in Lyon, Miss., one night and picking up some coin for doing
it, the die seemed to be cast; Son House may have been a preacher, but he was
part of the blues world now.
Now, sit back and enjoy one of the genre's greatest, on a reissue that's the
best that's been made to date. So authentic, so real — that's the Analogue
• 200g Vinyl
• Lacquers cut by Ryan K. Smith at Sterling Sound from the original master tape
• Plated and pressed at Quality Record Pressings
• Heavyweight glossy tip-on gatefold jacket by Stoughton Printing
1. Death Letter
1. Louise McGhee
2. John The Revelator
3. Empire State Express
1. Preachin' Blues
2. Grinning In Your Face
1. Levee Camp Moan
2. Motherless Children (bonus track)