Peel Session: Son House (1970)
Just because i've generally been posting a lot of Peel sessions from the 1998-2002 period doesn't mean that I want to oooonly focus on that period. It just happens to be the time in which I taped an awful lot of Peel shows. Tonight then I decided to go for something that was recorded a lot further back and by an artist from a far-distant era of music. The artist is the legendary bluesman Son House, and this session was recorded live at the Playhouse Theatre London on the 6th July 1970, and broadcast 5 days later. It was the only time House appeared on the Peel show, and it's an absolute stunner. House was 68 years old by this time (he would die in 1988), and yet he still carried huge weight as a live performer. One of the original bluesmen who was recorded by Alan Lomax and later rediscovered alongside some of his fellow artists from that time during the 1960s, House was extremely influential on decades of incredible music, and his shadow is still cast over the music of today. More info on him at Wikipedia. Enjoy.
Son House - 01 My Good Gal (Live on Peel)
Son House - 02 Death Letter (Live on Peel)
Son House - 03 Don't You Mind People Grinning In Your Face (Live on Peel)