With a just handful of 1930s blues recordings—“My Black Mama,” “Preachin’ The Blues,” “Dry Spell Blues” amoung them — Son House defined the “deep blues,” influencing countless blues and rock greats with his slashing slide guitar style and emotional intensity. Growing up in Riverton, Miss., with an early fervor for the church, House’s sound always retained the power of Southern gospel and spiritual music. In the 1960s, he toured, recorded, and was filmed on the festival and coffeehouse circuit (recommended viewing: Son House & Bukka White: Masters of the Country Blues, 1960).
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Volume 1 portrays 35 outstanding musical legends that have shaped and continue to inspire America’s rich jazz tradition.
Volume 2 portrays 35 outstanding musical Blues legends that have helped begin most other forms of music.