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Son House

Eddie James House, Jr. (March 21, 1902 - October 19, 1988), better known as Son House, was an influential blues singer and guitarist.

He was born in Riverton, Mississippi[?].

Son House made recordings for Paramount Records in 1930 and for Alan Lomax from the Library of Congress in the early 1940s. He then faded from public view until the country blues revival in the 1960s when he was "re-discovered". He subsequently toured extensively in the US and Europe and recorded for CBS records. Like Mississippi John Hurt he was welcomed into the music scene of the 1960s and played at Newport Folk Festival[?] in 1964.

Ill health plagued his later years and Son House stopped performing in the early 1970s and died in Detroit, Michigan.



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