Son House


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Son House

Birth Name: Eddie James House Jr.

Personal: Father: Eddie House Sr. (musician in family brass band). Married Carrie Martin, Evie ..., Bertha Lee (widow of Charley Patton), and others

* March 21, 1902 Riverton MS
born on a plantation between Clarksdale and Lyon - family moved often through Mississippi and Tallulah LA - was a preaching sermon in local churches at the age of 15
into 20s - worked outside music through Louisiana and Tennessee, mostly farm work, gathering moss down in Algiers, LA - served as pastor of local Baptist church, Lyon IL and later in Colored Methodist Episcopal Church
c1922/23 - worked oustside music, The Commonwealth Steel Plant, St. Louis MO and East St. Louis IL
from c1923 - worked outside music, Lyon area
from 1927 - taught himself guitar, learned from "Blind Lemon" (not Jefferson) - worked with local bluesmen at houseparties, dances, picnics, Robinsonville, Lyon MS
c1928 - worked in Dr. McFadden's Medicine Show, Ruleville MS
c1928/29 - served time in Parchman State Farm, Parchman MS
1929 - worked with Charley Patton at Jeffrey's Plantation, Lula MS
late 20s into 30s - frequently worked solo at country dances, bars, levee camps, Clarksdale MS area
1930 - May 28, recorded for Paramount, Grafton WI
1930-42 - frequently worked outside music (as a tractor driver...) while working with Willie Brown at picnics, parties, dances, juke joints, plantations, Lake Cormorant, Robinsonville, Banks, Tunica MS area, Memphis TN area
1941 - Aug. 24-31, recorded for Library of Congress, Lake Cormorant MS
1942 - recorded for Library of Congress, Robinsonville MS
from 1943 - moved to Rochester NY to work outside music (as a porter, as a grill cook...) with occasional local gigs
1948-64 - worked outside music
1963 - Folkways 2467, Son House & J.D. Short: Blues From The Mississippi Delta released
1964 - recorded for Blue Goose, Washington DC - worked at Ontario Place, Washington DC - Aug., worked at Philadelphia Folk Festival, Paoli PA - Indiana University, Bloomington IN - Wabash College, Crawfordsville IN
1964-65 - worked at University of Chicago, Chicago IL
1964-66 - worked at Newport Folk Festival, Newport RI (concert 1965 released on Vanguard, concert 1966 shown in film Festival)
1965 - April, recorded for Columbia, New York City [Blues Who's Who] or Boston [wirz.de]? with Al Wilson - worked at Wayne State University, Detroit MI - at University of California Folk Festival, Los Angeles CA - at Swarthmore Folk Festival, Swarthmore PA - Folksong 65, Carnegie Hall, New York City - Mariposa Folk Festival, Toronto CAN - New Gate of Cleve, Toronto CAN - Fool's Mate, Westport CT - Knox College, Galesburg IL - Lake Forest College, Lake Forest IL - Folklore Center, Gas Light Cafe, New York City - La Faim Foetale, Montreal CAN - Orleans, Boston MA - Grinnell College, Grinnell IA - Oberlin College, Oberlin OH - appeared on Some Of the People, KHF-FM-radio, Houston TX - The Legendary Son House: Father Of Folk Blues (Columbia 2417) released - The Newport Folk Festival 1965 (Vanguard 9225) released
1965/66 - worked at Club 47, Cambridge MA - Cafe A-Go-Go, New York City
1966 - worked at Boston Folk Festival, Boston MA - University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati OH - Son House & Robert Pete Williams: Live! (Roots 501) released
1967 - Rheingold Central Park, New York City - toured with American Folk Blues Festival through Europe - : American Folk Blues Festival '67 (Fontana 885.433) released
1967/68 - worked at Philadelphia Folk Festival, Schwenksville PA
1968 - worked at the Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco CA - appeared on Camera Three (Really the Country Blues) CBS-TV
1969 - appeared in the film Son House - worked at Electric Circus, New York City - at Newport Folk Festival, Newport RI (released on Vanguard) - at King Hall, Berkeley CA - appeared on TV-show, Seattle WA - recorded for Roots, Rochester NY - The Vocal Intensity Of Son House (Roots 504) released
1969/70 - worked at Ann Arbor Blues Festival, Ann Arbor MI
1970 - worked at Wisconsin Blues Festival, Beloit WI - at Stanford University, Stanford CA - Montreux Jazz Festival, Montreux CH - toured through England working at college and club dates - June, July, worked at 100 Club, London UK (released on Liberty) - recorded with Stefan Grossman for Transatlantic, London UK - appeared on Late Night Line-Up, BBC-2-TV, London UK - John the Revelator (Liberty 83391) released
1971 - worked at University of Minnessota, Minneapolis MN - appeared in film Roots Of American Music: Country & Urban Music Pt.1
1971-76 - mostly inactive in music due to poor health, Buffalo NY
1972 - worked at University of Vermont, Burlington VT - Roots 1, Son House: The Legendary 1941-1942 Recordings In Chronological Sequence released
1974 - worked at Toronto Island Blues Festival, Toronto Island CAN - The Real Delta Blues: 14 Songs From the Man Who Taught Robert Johnson (Blue Goose 2016) released
from 1976 - moved to Detroit MI - mostly inactive in music - Great Bluesmen Newport (Vanguard 77/78) released
1981 - Son House in Concert (Stack-O-Hits 9004) released
1987 - Private Records PR1, Son House Vol. 1 (1965-1970) released - Private Records PR2, Son House Vol. 2 (1964-1974) released
Oct. 19, 1988 Detroit MI
buried at the Mt. Hazel Cemetery, Detroit MI

Instruments: guitar (National)

Influences: Willie Brown, Reuben Lacy, James "Jim" McCoy, Charley Patton, Willie Wilson

Influenced: Robert Johnson, Bonnie Raitt, Muddy Waters, Al Wilson

Sources:
Wikipedia
Blues Who's Who
Samuel Charters: The Blues Makers. New York, 1991
Dixon, Robert M.W.: Blues & Gospel Records 1890-1943
Fancourt, Les. McGrath, Bob: The Blues Discography 1943-70
Ford, Robert. McGrath, Bob: The Blues Discography 1971-2000
Leadbitter, Mike. Slaven, Neil: Blues Records 1943 to 1970. A Selective Discography

Recommended: Richard Shade Gardner: Finding Son House: One Searcher's Story, 2015

 

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Songs (with date of recording and first release):

4 O'Clock
1971/1972 -- NYC - Acoustic Music Records 319.1174.2, on: Woody Mann & Jo Ann Kelly & Son House: Been Here And Gone (released 1999) - Son House (v), Woody Mann (g)

American Defense --> see also: This War Will Last You For Years
1942.07.17 -- Robinsonville MS - 6607-B-1(a) Library of Congress (Alan Lomax) - Son House (v,g)
Am I Right Or Wrong --> see also: Was I Right Or Wrong
1942.07.17 -- Robinsonville MS - Library of Congress (Alan Lomax) - Son House (v,g)

Baby Please Don't Dog Me 'Round
1969.09.23 -- Rochester NY - Wolf 120.911, on: Giants Of Country Blues Guitar (1967-1981) (released 1988) - Son House (v,g)
Between Midnight And Day
1970.06.30 -- London UK - Liberty 83391, on: John the Revelator (released 1970) - Son House (v,g), Al Wilson (h)
The B-L-U-E-S
1970.07.14 -- London UK - Liberty 83391, on: John the Revelator (released 1970) - Son House (v,g)
Blues Ain't Nothing
1971/1972 - NYC - Acoustic Music Records 319.1174.2, on: Woody Mann & Jo Ann Kelly & Son House: Been Here And Gone (released 1999) - Son House (v), Woody Mann (g)

Camp Hollers
1941.08.24-31 -- Clack Store, near Lake Cormorant MS - 4781-B-1 Library of Congress - Son House (v), Willie Brown (v), Fiddlin' Joe Martin (v)
Change Your Mind [Son's Blues]
1966.04.15 -- Oberlin OH - Stack-O-Hits 9004, on: Son House in Concert (released 1981) - Son House (v,g)
Clarksdale Moan
1930.05.28 -- Grafton WI - Paramount 13096 - Son House (v,g)

Come To Die - Son's Take
1971/1972 - NYC - Acoustic Music Records 319.1174.2, on: Woody Mann & Jo Ann Kelly & Son House: Been Here And Gone (released 1999) - Son House (v), Woody Mann (g)• 1971/72 - New York City - Acoustic Music Records 319.1174.2, on: Woody Mann & Jo Ann Kelly & Son House: Been Here And Gone (released 1999) - Son House (v)
County Farm Blues
1942.07.17 -- Robinsonville MS - Library of Congress (Alan Lomax) - Folkways FA 2467, on: Son House & J.D. Short: Blues From the Mississippi Delta (released 1963) - Son House (v,g)
- 1964 - Rochester NY - Roots 501, on: Son House & Robert Pete Williams: Live! (released 1966) - Son House (v,g)

Death Letter (Blues) (Son House) --> see also: Judgement Day
1964.00.00 -- Rochester NY - Roots 501, on: Son House & Robert Pete Williams: Live! (released 1966) - Son House (v,g)
1965.01.03 -- NYC - Document 5663, on: Live At the Gaslight Cafe (released 2000) - Son House (v,g)
1965.04.12/14 -- NYC or Boston MA - Columbia 2417, on: The Legendary Son House: Father Of Folk Blues (released 1965). alt. tk on Columbia 48867, Father Of the Delta Blues: The Complete 1965 Sessions (released 1992) - Son House (v,g)
1965.07.22/25 -- Newport RI - Vanguard 9225, on: The Newport Folk Festival 1965 (released 1965) - Son House (v,g)
1965.00.00 -- Oberlin OH (Oberlin College) - Stack-O-Hits 9004, on: The Oberlin College Concert (released 1994) - Son House (v,g)
1967.10.15 -- Berlin GER - Hip-O 3224, on: The American Folk Blues Festival 1962-69 Vol. 3 (released 2004) - Son House (v,g)
1968.00.00? -- NYC - Private Records PR1, on: Son House (1965-1970) (released 1987) [film soundtrack] - Son House (v,g), Jerry Ricks (g)
1968.00.00 -- Seattle WA - Private Records PR1, on: Son House (1965-1970) (released 1987) - Son House (v,g), Jerry Ricks (g)
1969.00.00 -- Seattle WA (TV-show) - Private Records PR1, on: Son House (1965-1970) (released 1987) - Son House
1970.06.30 -- London UK - Liberty unissued - Son House (v,g)
1970.07.14 -- London UK - Liberty 83391, on: John the Revelator (released 1970) - Son House (v,g)
1970.00.00 -- BBC - watch on YouTube
1970.00.00 -- ? - Document - Son House (v,g)
Delta Blues
1941.08.28-31 -- Clack Store, near Lake Cormorant MS - 4781-B-2 Library of Congress (Alan Lomax), Belzona L 1001, on: Mississippi Blues 1927-1941 (released 1968) - Son House (v,g), Leroy Williams (h)
Depot Agent Blues
1964.00.00 -- Rochester NY - Roots 501, on: Son House & Robert Pete Williams: Live! (released 1966) - Son House (v,g)
Depot Blues --> see also: I Aint Goin To Cry No More
1942.07.17 -- Robinsonville MS - 6607-A-2(a) Library of Congress, AFS L59 (released 1962) - Son House (v,g)
Downhearted Blues (Son House)
1965.04.12/14 -- NYC or Boston MA - Columbia 48867, on: Father Of the Delta Blues: The Complete 1965 Sessions (released 1992) - Son House (v,g)
A Down the Stuff (Son House)
1964.00.00 -- Washington DC - Blue Goose 2016, on: The Real Delta Blues: 14 Songs From the Man Who Taught Robert Johnson (released 1975) - Son House (v,g)
1965.04.12/14 -- NYC or Boston MA - Columbia/Legacy 48867, on: Father Of the Delta Blues: The Complete 1965 Sessions (released 1992) - Son House (v,g)
Dry Spell Blues Part I,II (Son House)
1930.05.28 -- Grafton WI - L-425-4, L-426-2 Paramount 12990 - Son House (v,g)
The D.T. Moan (Son House)
1964.00.00 -- Washington DC - Blue Goose 2016, on: The Real Delta Blues: 14 Songs From the Man Who Taught Robert Johnson (released 1975) - Son House (v,g)

Empire State Express (Son House) --> see also: New York Central
1965.01.03 -- NYC - Document 5663, on: Live At the Gaslight Cafe (released 2000) - Son House (v,g)
1965.04.12/14 -- NYC or Boston MA - Columbia 2417, on: The Legendary Son House: Father Of Folk Blues (released 1965) - Son House (v,g), Al Wilson (g)
1965.00.00 -- Newport RI - Private Records PR1, on: Son House (1965-1970) (released 1987) - Son House
1965.07.00 -- Newport RI - Document, on: Son House 1964-1970 (released 1996) - Son House (v,g)
1965.00.00 -- Oberlin OH (Oberlin College) - Stack-O-Hits 9004, on: The Oberlin College Concert (released 1994) - Son House (v,g)
1968.00.00 -- Seattle WA - Arcola 1008, on: Son House in Seattle 1968 (released 2011) - Son House (v,g), Jerry Ricks (g)
1969.09.23 -- Rochester NY - Roots 504, on: The Vocal Intensity Of Son House (released 1969) - Son House (v,g)
1970.06.30 -- London UK - Liberty unissued - Son House (v,g)
1970.07.14 -- London UK - Liberty unissued - Son House (v,g)
Evening Train
1969.04.00 -- Rochester NY (private recordings) - Private Records PR1, on: Son House (1965-1970) (released 1987) - Son House

Field Hollers
1969.09.22 -- Rochester NY - Roots unissued - Son House (v)
Fisherman Pete
1970.06.30 -- London UK - Liberty unissued - Son House (v,g)
Fo' Clock Blues
1941.08.00? -- Lake Cormorant MS (Library of Congress, Alan Lomax) - Roots RSE-5, on: Legendary Sessions - Delta Style - Fiddlin' Joe Martin (v,md), Son House (v), Willie Brown (g)

Good Morning Little School Girl
1970.06.30 -- London UK - Liberty unissued - Son House (v,g)
Got A Letter This Morning
1967.10.15 -- Berlin GER - Fontana 885.433, on: American Folk Blues Festival '67 (released 1967) - Son House (v,g)
Government Fleet Blues
1941.08.24-31 -- Clack Store, near Lake Cormorant MS - 4780-B-1 Library of Congress, Takoma TAK 7081, on: Walking Blues (released 1979) - Son House (v,g), Willie Brown (g), Fiddlin' Joe Martin (sp,md), Leroy Williams (h)
1968.00.00 -- Seattle WA - Arcola 1008, on: Son House in Seattle 1968 (released 2011) - Son House (v,g), Jerry Ricks (g)
Grinning (Grinnin') In Your Face (Son House) --> see also: A True Friend Is Hard To Find
1965.04.12/14 -- NYC or Boston MA - Columbia 2417, on: The Legendary Son House: Father Of Folk Blues (released 1965). alt. tk on Columbia 48867, Father Of the Delta Blues: The Complete 1965 Sessions (released 1992) - Son House (v)
1965.00.00 -- Oberlin OH (Oberlin College) - Stack-O-Hits 9004, on: The Oberlin College Concert (released 1994) - Son House (v,g)
1969.09.22-24 -- Rochester NY - Roots/Saydisc 504, on: The Vocal Intensity Of Son House: King Of Mississippi Blues Singers - Son House, Evie House (tamb)
1970.07.14 -- London UK - Liberty 83391, on: John the Revelator (released 1970) - Son House (v,g)

Hobo (Son House)
1964.00.00 -- Washington DC - Blue Goose 2016, on: The Real Delta Blues: 14 Songs From the Man Who Taught Robert Johnson (released 1975) - Son House (v,g)
How To Treat A Man
1970.07.14 -- London UK - Liberty unissued - Son House (v,g)
1970.07.14 -- London UK - Liberty 83391, on: John the Revelator (released 1970) - Son House (v,g), "Delta" Dave Kelly (g)

I Aint Goin To Cry No More [Depot Blues]
1942.08.00 -- Robinsonville MS - Folkways 2467, on: Son House & J.D. Short: Blues From the Mississippi Delta (released 1963) - Son House (v,g)
I Had A Job On the Levee
1968.00.00? -- NYC - Private Records PR1, on: Son House (1965-1970) (released 1987) [film soundtrack] - Son House (v,g)
I'm Goin' Home On That Train (Evening Train)
1969.09.23 -- Rochester NY - Private Records PR1, on: Son House (1965-1970) (released 1987) - Son House (v)
I'm (So) Sorry Baby
1969.09.23 -- Rochester NY - Private Records PR1, on: Son House (1965-1970) (released 1987) - Son House (v)
I Shall Not Be Moved
1964.00.00 -- Washington DC - Blue Goose 2016, on: The Real Delta Blues: 14 Songs From the Man Who Taught Robert Johnson (released 1975) - Son House (v,g)
1965.01.03 -- NYC - Document 5663, on: Live At the Gaslight Cafe (released 2000) - Son House (v,g)
1969.09.23 -- Rochester NY - Roots unissued - Son House (v,g)
It's So Hard [Levee Camp Moan]
1966.04.15 -- Oberlin OH - Stack-O-Hits 9004, on: Son House in Concert (released 1981) - Son House (v,g)
I Want To Go Home On the Morning Train
1970.06.30 -- London UK - Liberty 83391, on: John the Revelator (released 1970) - Son House (v,g), Al Wilson (h)
I Want To Live So Go Can Use Me
1968.00.00 -- Seattle WA - Private Records PR1, on: Son House (1965-1970) (released 1987) - Son House (v,g)

The Jinx Blues No. 1,2 (Son House)
1942.07.17 -- Robinsonville MS - 6608-A-3,-B-1 Library of Congress, Alan Lomax), Herwin 92401 (released 1967), Roots RL302 - Son House (v,g)
John the Revelator
1964/65/66? -- Newport RI (Newport Folk Festival) - Vanguard, on: Gospel at Newport (released 1995) - Son House (v,g)
1965.04.12/14 -- NYC or Boston MA - Columbia 2417, on: The Legendary Son House: Father Of Folk Blues (released 1965). alt. tk on Columbia 48867, Father Of the Delta Blues: The Complete 1965 Sessions (released 1992) - Son House (v)
1966.04.15 -- Oberlin OH - King Bee 1001, on: The Oberlin College Concert (released 1994) - Son House (v,g,sp)
1968.00.00 -- Seattle WA - Private Records PR1, on: Son House (1965-1970) (released 1987) - Son House (v,g) - watch on YouTube
1970.07.14 -- London UK - Liberty 83391, on: John the Revelator (released 1970) - Son House (v,g)
Judgement Day (Son House) [Death Letter]
1966.04.15 -- Oberlin OH - Stack-O-Hits 9004, on: Son House in Concert (released 1981) - Son House (v,g)

The Key Of Minor
1941/1942 -- ? (Library of Congress, Alan Lomax) - Roots RSE 1, on: The Legendary 1941-1942 Recordings In Chronological Sequence (released 1972) - Son House
King Street
1966.00.00 -- ? - Acoustic Music Records 319.1174.2, on: Woody Mann & Jo Ann Kelly & Son House: Been Here And Gone (released 1999) - Son House (v), Woody Mann (g)

Lake Cormorant Blues (Son House) [Levee Camp Moan]
1964.00.00 -- Washington DC - Blue Goose 2016, on: The Real Delta Blues: 14 Songs From the Man Who Taught Robert Johnson (released 1975) - Son House (v,g)
Late in the Evening (Sundown)
1969.09.22 -- Rochester NY - Roots unissued - Son House (v,g)
Levee Camp Blues
1941.08.28-31 -- Clack Store, near Lake Cormorant MS - 4780-A-2 Library of Congress, Takoma TAK 7081, on: Walking Blues (released 1979) - Son House (v,g), Willie Brown (g), Fiddlin' Joe Martin (sp,md), Leroy Williams (h)
Levee Camp Moan (Son House) --> see also: Lake Cormorant Blues and It's So Hard
1965.01.03 -- NYC - Document 5663, on: Live At the Gaslight Cafe (released 2000) - Son House (v,g)
1965.04.12/14 -- NYC or Boston MA - Columbia 2417, on: The Legendary Son House: Father Of Folk Blues (released 1965). alt. tk on Columbia 48867, Father Of the Delta Blues: The Complete 1965 Sessions (released 1992) - Son House (v,g), Al Wilson (h)
1966.08.09 -- NYC - Verve Folkways 3010, on: Living Legends: Son House, Skip James, Bukka White, Big Joe Williams - Son House (v,g)
1968.00.00? -- NYC - Private Records PR1, on: Son House (1965-1970) (released 1987) [film soundtrack] - Son House (v,g), Jerry Ricks (g)
1970.06.30 -- London UK - Liberty 83391, on: John the Revelator (released 1970) - Son House (v,g)
Levee Camp Moan #2

1966.04.15 -- Oberlin OH - King Bee 1001, on: The Oberlin College Concert (released 1994) - Son House (v,g)
Levee Camp Moan / Government Fleet

1970.00.00 -- ? - Document - Son House (v,g)
Lord Have Mercy
1970.06.30 -- London UK - Liberty unissued - Son House (v,g)
Lord Have Mercy When I Come To Die
1964.00.00 -- Washington DC - Blue Goose 2016, on: The Real Delta Blues: 14 Songs From the Man Who Taught Robert Johnson (released 1975) - Son House (v,g)
Louise McGhee (Son House) --> see also: Rochester Blues
1964.11.23 -- Crawfordsville IN - Document 5663, on: Live At the Gaslight Cafe (released 2000) - Son House (v,g)
1965.04.12/14 -- NYC or Boston MA - Columbia 2417, on: The Legendary Son House: Father Of Folk Blues (released 1965) - Son House (v,g)
1968.00.00 -- Seattle WA - Arcola 1008, on: Son House in Seattle 1968 (released 2011) - Son House (v,g), Jerry Ricks (g)
Low Down, Dirty Dog Blues --> see also: Sun Goin Down
1942.07.17 -- Robinsonville MS - 6607-A-1 Library of Congress, AFS L59 (released 1962) - Son House (v,g)

Milkcow's Calf Blues (Son House)
1964.00.00 -- Washington DC - Blue Goose 2016, on: The Real Delta Blues: 14 Songs From the Man Who Taught Robert Johnson (released 1975) - Son House (v,g)
Mississippi County Farm Blues [Blind Lemon Jefferson's See That My Grave Is Kept Clean?]
1930.05.28 -- Grafton WI - Paramount 13096 - Son House (v,g)

1964.00.00 -- Washington DC - Blue Goose 2016, on: The Real Delta Blues: 14 Songs From the Man Who Taught Robert Johnson (released 1975) - Son House (v,g)
Mister Suzie-Q
1969.09.23 -- Rochester NY - Private Records PR1, on: Son House (1965-1970) - Son House (v,g)
Monologue On Life
1969.09.22 -- Rochester NY - Roots unissued - Son House (v)
Motherless Children (Have A Hard Time)
1964.00.00 -- Washington DC - Blue Goose 2016, on: The Real Delta Blues: 14 Songs From the Man Who Taught Robert Johnson (released 1975) - Son House (v,g)
1965.01.03 -- NYC - Document 5663, on: Live At the Gaslight Cafe (released 2000) - Son House (v,g)
1965.04.12/14 -- NYC or Boston MA - Columbia 48867, on: Father Of the Delta Blues: The Complete 1965 Sessions (released 1992) - Son House (v,g)
My Black Mama Part I,II
1930.05.28 -- Grafton WI - L-408-2, L-409-2 Paramount - Son House (v,g)

My Black Woman [Walking Blues]
1942.08.00 -- Robinsonville MS - Folkways 2467, on: Son House & J.D. Short: Blues From the Mississippi Delta (released 1963) - Son House (v,g)

Never Mind People Grinnin' In Your Face
1969.09.22 -- Rochester NY - Roots 504, on: The Vocal Intensity Of Son House (released 1969) - Son House (v), Evie House (tamb)
New Pony Blues
1966/1967 -- ? - Private Records PR1, on: Son House (1965-1970) (released 1987) - Son House
1970.07.00 -- London UK - Transatlantic 223, on: Stefan Grossman: The Ragtime Cowboy Jew (released 1970) - Son House (v), Stefan Grossman (g)
New York Central [Empire State Express]
1966.04.15 -- Oberlin OH - Stack-O-Hits 9004, on: Son House in Concert (released 1981) - Son House (v,g)

Pearline (Son House) --> see also: Soon In the Morning
1965.01.03 -- NYC - Document 5663, on: Live At the Gaslight Cafe (released 2000) - Son House (v,g)
1965.04.12/14 -- NYC or Boston MA - Columbia 2417, on: The Legendary Son House: Father Of Folk Blues (released 1965) - Son House (v,g)
Plantation Song
1969.09.23 -- Rochester NY - Private Records PR1, on: Son House (1965-1970) (released 1987) - Son House (v)
(The) Pony Blues (Son House)
1942.07.17 -- Robinsonville MS - 6608-A-2(a) Library of Congress (Alan Lomax) - Herwin 92401 (released 1967) - Son House (v,g)
1964.00.00 -- Rochester NY - Roots 501, on: Son House & Robert Pete Williams: Live! (released 1966) - Son House (v,g)
1964.00.00 -- Washington DC - Blue Goose 2016, on: The Real Delta Blues: 14 Songs From the Man Who Taught Robert Johnson (released 1975) - Son House (v,g)
1965.01.03 -- NYC - Document 5663, on: Live At the Gaslight Cafe (released 2000) - Son House (v,g)
1965.04.12/14 -- NYC or Boston MA - Columbia 48867, on: Father Of the Delta Blues: The Complete 1965 Sessions (released 1992) - Son House (v,g)
1965.07.22/25 -- Newport RI - Vanguard 77/78, on: Great Bluesmen Newport (released 1976) - Son House (v,g)
Preachin' Blues (Son House)
1965.04.12/14 -- NYC or Boston MA - Columbia 2417, on: The Legendary Son House: Father Of Folk Blues (released 1965). alt. tk on Columbia 48867, Father Of the Delta Blues: The Complete 1965 Sessions (released 1992) - Son House (v,g)
1965.00.00 -- Oberlin OH (Oberlin College) - Stack-O-Hits 9004, on: The Oberlin College Concert (released 1994) - Son House (v,g)
Preachin' The Blues Part I,II
1930.05.28 -- Grafton WI - L-410-1 Paramount 13013 - Son House (v,g)
1964.11.21 -- Chicago IL (University of Chicago) - Takoma 7081, on: Rare Blues (released 1980) - Son House (v,g)
1965.01.03 -- NYC - Document 5663, on: Live At the Gaslight Cafe (released 2000) - Son House (v,g)
1966.04.15 -- Oberlin OH - Stack-O-Hits 9004, on: Son House in Concert (released 1981) - Son House (v,g)
1968.00.00 -- Seattle WA - Private Records PR1, on: Son House (1965-1970) (released 1987) - Son House (v,g), Jerry Ricks (g)
1969.09.24 -- Rochester NY - Roots 504, on: The Vocal Intensity Of Son House (released 1969) - Son House (v,g)
President Kennedy (Son House)
1965.04.12/14 -- NYC or Boston MA - Columbia 48867, on: Father Of the Delta Blues: The Complete 1965 Sessions (released 1992) - Son House (v,g)

Rochester Blues (Son House) [Louise McGhee]
1964.00.00 -- Washington DC - Blue Goose 2016, on: The Real Delta Blues: 14 Songs From the Man Who Taught Robert Johnson (released 1975) - Son House (v,g)

See That My Grave Is Kept Clean
1930.05.28 -- Grafton WI - Paramount unissued? - Son House (v,g)
Shake And Break It (Son House)
1965.04.12/14 -- NYC or Boston MA - Columbia 48867, on: Father Of the Delta Blues: The Complete 1965 Sessions (released 1992) - Son House (v,g)
Shetland Pony Blues (Son House)
1941.08.28-31 -- Clack Store, near Lake Cormorant MS - 4781-A-1 Library of Congress (Alan Lomax) - Herwin 92404 (released 1967) - Son House (v,g)
1969.09.24 -- Rochester NY - Roots 504, on: The Vocal Intensity Of Son House (released 1969) - Son House (v,g)
Son's Blues --> see also: Change Your Mind
1965.01.03 -- NYC - Document 5663, on: Live At the Gaslight Cafe (released 2000) - Son House (v,g)
1965.04.15 -- Oberlin OH (Oberlin College) - Stack-O-Hits 9004, on: The Oberlin College Concert (released 1994) - Son House (v,g)
1965.07.00 -- Newport RI - Vanguard 9225, on: The Newport Folk Festival 1965 (released 1965) - Son House (v,g)
1968.00.00? -- NYC - Private Records PR1, on: Son House (1965-1970) (released 1987) [film soundtrack] - Son House (v,g), Buddy Guy (g)
1969.09.24 -- Rochester NY - Roots 504, on: The Vocal Intensity Of Son House (released 1969) - Son House (v,g)
Soon In the Morning (Son House) [Pearline]
1964.00.00 -- Washington DC - Blue Goose 2016, on: The Real Delta Blues: 14 Songs From the Man Who Taught Robert Johnson (released 1975) - Son House (v,g)
Special Rider Blues [version of Pea Vine Blues from Charley Patton, played in open A tuning]
1942.07.17 -- Robinsonville MS - 6606-B-2 (test) Library of Congress trial recording, 6606-B-2(a) Library of Congress, AFS L59 (released 1962) - Son House (v,g)
A Spoken Massage To Evelyn And Johnny Parth
1969.09.23 -- Rochester NY - Roots unissued - Son House (v), Evie House (v)
Sundown (Blues) (Son House)
1965.04.12/14 -- NYC or Boston MA - Columbia 2417, on: The Legendary Son House: Father Of Folk Blues (released 1965) - Son House (v,g)
1965.07.00 -- Newport, RI (Newport Folk Festival) - Vanguard 9225, on: The Newport Folk Festival 1965 (released 1965) - Son House (v,g)
1969.09.23 -- Rochester NY - Roots RL 339, on: Delta Blues (released 1971) - Son House (v)
Sun Going Down [Low Down Dirty Dog Blues]
1942.08.00 -- Robinsonville MS - Folkways 2467, on: Son House & J.D. Short: Blues From the Mississippi Delta (released 1963) - Son House (v,g)
1969.09.23 -- Rochester NY - alt. tk. Roots 504, on: The Vocal Intensity Of Son House (released 1969) - Son House (v)
1971/1972 -- NYC - Acoustic Music Records 319.1174.2, on: Woody Mann & Jo Ann Kelly & Son House: Been Here And Gone (released 1999) - Son House (v), Woody Mann (g)

Talkin' About the Blues
1969.09.22 -- Rochester NY - Roots unissued - Son House (v)
Thinking Strong
1970.06.30 -- London UK - Liberty 83391, on: John the Revelator (released 1970) - Son House (sp)
This Little Light Of Mine
1964.00.00 -- Washington DC - Blue Goose 2016, on: The Real Delta Blues: 14 Songs From the Man Who Taught Robert Johnson (released 1975) - Son House (v,g)
1965.01.03 -- NYC - Document 5663, on: Live At the Gaslight Cafe (released 2000) - Son House (v,g)
1970.06.30 -- London UK - Liberty 83391, on: John the Revelator (released 1970) - Son House (v,g)
1970.07.14 -- London UK - Liberty unissued - Son House (v,g)
This War Will Last You For Years [American Defense]
1942.08.00 -- Robinsonville - MS Folkways 2467, on: Son House & J.D. Short: Blues From the Mississippi Delta (released 1963) - Son House (v,g)
Trouble Blues (Son House)
1964.00.00 -- Washington DC - Blue Goose 2016, on: The Real Delta Blues: 14 Songs From the Man Who Taught Robert Johnson (released 1975) - Son House (v,g)
A True Friend Is Hard To Find [Grinnin' In Your Face]
1966.04.15 -- Oberlin OH - Stack-O-Hits 9004, on: Son House in Concert (released 1981) - Son House (v,g)
Two At the Gate
1965.04.24 -- Iowa City IA - Flyright , on: John And Old Master: Negro Folk Tales (released 1980) - Son House (sp)

Walking Blues --> see also: My Black Woman
1930.05.28 -- Grafton WI - 9/2#1 Paramount unissued - Son House (v,g), Willie Brown (g)
1941.08.28-31 -- Clack Store, near Lake Cormorant MS - 4780-B-2 Library of Congress, Takoma TAK 7081, on: Walking Blues (released 1979) - Son House (v,g), Willie Brown (g), Fiddlin' Joe Martin (sp,md), Leroy Williams (h)
1942.07.17 -- Robinsonville MS - Library of Congress (Alan Lomax) - Son House (v,g)
1974.00.00 -- Toronto Island CAN - Private Records PR2, on: Son House (1964-1974) (released 1987) - Son House
Was I Right Or Wrong --> see: Am I Right Or Wrong

Yonder Comes My Mother (When the Roll Is Called Up Yonder)
1964.11.23 -- Crawfordsville IN - Document 5663, on: Live At the Gaslight Cafe (released 2000) - Son House (v,g)
1965.04.12/14 -- NYC or Boston MA - Columbia 48867, on: Father Of the Delta Blues: The Complete 1965 Sessions (released 1992) - Son House (v,g), Al Wilson (g)
1969.09.23 -- Rochester NY - Roots 504, on: The Vocal Intensity Of Son House (released 1969) - Son House (v)
Yonder Comes the Blues
1970.07.00 -- London UK - Transatlantic 223, on: Stefan Grossman: The Ragtime Cowboy Jew (released 1970) - Stefan Grossman (g), Son House (v), Paul Rowan (h)
1970.00.00 -- BBC - watch on YouTube
1979.00.00 -- London UK - Private Records PR1, on: Son House (1965-1970) (released 1987) - Son House

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