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Analogue Productions / Columbia

Son House - Father of Folk Blues | 200g Analogue Productions reissue

$70.00

Analogue Productions / Columbia

Son House - Father of Folk Blues | 200g Analogue Productions reissue

$70.00

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A TAV Essential Listening Album.

  • Legendary Delta bluesman's Columbia LP now on 200-gram vinyl.
  • One of the truly great audiophile blues recordings of all time.
  • Lacquers cut by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound from the original master tape.
  • Plated and pressed at Quality Record Pressings.
  • Heavyweight glossy tip-on jacket by Stoughton Printing.

Mississippi's Son House was already legendary for a small collection of live field recordings made by folklorist Alan Lomax in 1941 and 1942, and for having taught some important licks to both Robert Johnson and Muddy Waters before he was rediscovered by a new generation of college-age fans in 1964.

The "Father of the Delta Blues" recorded this namesake LP for Columbia Records a year later in 1965. It's become, in the words of Living Blues magazine — "Essential recordings by one of the greatest bluesmen ever."

Son was born Eddie James House, Jr., on March 21, 1902, in Riverton, Miss. By the age of 15, he was preaching the gospel in various Baptist churches as the family seemingly wandered from one plantation to the next. He didn't even bother picking up a guitar until he turned 25; to quote House, "I didn't like no guitar when I first heard it; oh gee, I couldn't stand a guy playin' a guitar. I didn't like none of it." But if his ambivalence to the instrument was obvious, even more obvious was the simple fact that Son hated plantation labor even more and had developed a taste for corn whiskey. After drunkenly launching into a blues at a house frolic in Lyon, Miss., one night and picking up some coin for doing it, the die seemed to be cast; Son House may have been a preacher, but he was part of the blues world now.

And now, Analogue Productions presents a reissue unmatched in sonic quality and luxury presentation. For our version we turned to Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound to remaster the recording from the original master tapes. The freshly cut lacquers were then plated and pressed on 200-gram vinyl by our own Quality Record Pressings.

Now, sit back and enjoy one of the genere's greatest, on a reissue that's the best that's been made to date. So authentic, so real — that's the Analogue Productions difference.

Source: Acoustic Sounds

Tracklist:

      Side 1 

  • Death Letter Blues
  • Pearline
  • Louise McGhee
  • John The Revelator
  • Empire State Express

      Side 2

  • Preachin’ Blues
  • Grinning In Your Face
  • Sundown
  • Levee Camp Moan

 

Item description:

Artist:

Son House

Title:

Father of Folk Blues

Label:

Analogue Productions / Columbia

Format:

Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Stereo. 200gram

Pressing:

US

Release Date:

This reissue: 2015 | Original - 1965

Genre:

Blues

Style:

Delta Blues

Catalog No:

Columbia ‎– CS 9217, Analogue Productions ‎– APB 092

Condition:

New