Sunday, December 12, 2010

Heroes of the Blues Featured Artist: Son House

Son House (1902-1988)
Heroes of the Blues Trading Tees Card #31

Art by R. Crumb Text by Stephen Calt

The possessor of a powerful voice, Eddie James (Son) House gave up preaching for music around 1927 while in his native Lyon, Mississippi. His friend Charlie Patton arranged for his 1930 recording debut, which resulted in nine titles. He worked with Willie Brown and recorded for the Library of Congress before moving to Rochester, New York, in 1943. House influenced such famed musicians as Robert Johnson and Muddy Waters. His career revived when he was rediscovered in 1964. Son House was inducted into the Blues Foundation Hall Of Fame in 1980.

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this Keep On Truckin' Apparel exclusive t-shirt will be donated to Music Maker Relief Foundation.

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