Tuesday, April 17, 2007

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)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great post - thank you

10:16 pm, April 17, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Son House is always worth posting and this is a great treat. Thanks.

Simon James x

5:18 pm, April 18, 2007  
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6:29 pm, April 18, 2007  
Blogger Rod... said...

... great stuff... saw Son House in London sometime in the late sixties at Hammersmith Odeon with a load of old blues players - the Peel sessions here show he still had the power...

11:39 pm, April 18, 2007  
Blogger Rob Howard said...

I love his song: John the Revelator - I'd like to hear more from Son House.

2:33 am, April 22, 2007  
Blogger staggerlee said...

Great stuff. Track 2 isn't working, though ... (and you might want to moderate ye spammer alex out of your comments above)

10:58 pm, April 29, 2007  
Blogger mie said...

nice. though server problems and couldnt open those links. anywere else that i could find them?

thanks anyways and hope you´ll find more Son-stuff.

10:20 pm, May 20, 2007  
Blogger Bruce said...

None of them work! :(

5:31 pm, February 04, 2008  

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