Sunday, November 27, 2016

Daily best music in the world: Son House

This is a Son House record I listened to a lot in the 90s. House was mainly active from the late 20s to the early 40s. This was recorded in the 60s; after 20 years out of music, he was rediscovered by some blues fans, who got him back into performing. His revived recording and touring career last about a decade, until his health gave out. His playing and voice are in a rough a state, like statue that's been kicked over, broken up, and left in the ground for a few hundred years. My favorite is Pony Blues, which starts at 23:40:

Here he is in the early 40s, playing that same Pony Blues when his chops were up— this is obviously his music in its pristine state:

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