Friday, October 28, 2011

Don't you mind people grinnin' in your face

In honor of the OWS movement which continues to awe and inspire with its determination and longevity, this from my pal Mike Finnigan, extraordinary musician and former blogger at Crooks and Liars. He finds the best videos:

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Eddie James "Son" House, Jr. (March 21, 1902 - October 19, 1988) was an American blues singer and guitarist. House pioneered an innovative style featuring strong, repetitive rhythms, often played with the aid of slide guitar, and his singing often incorporated elements of southern gospel and spiritual music.

House was an important influence on Muddy Waters and also on Robert Johnson. A seminal Delta blues figure, he remains influential today, with his music being covered by blues-rock groups such as The White Stripes.
Love the old Delta blues the best. These guys are the real roots of every musical genre that came after.

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Blogger said...

I LOVE Son House! If you dig roots blues, go to Rounder Records and buy "Negro Blues and Hollers" which has recordings made in the Delta by Allen Lomax, including Son.

There is nothing new under the blues:

2:32:00 PM  
Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

Well so do I! Actually I can't believe I missed this post. I've been listening to his kind of blues since I was a kid - which was a loooong time ago.

8:31:00 AM  

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