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Son House famously sang about the cooling board, now discover it’s origins and significance to the blues in the weekly article.
Many delta blues men sang about the mean ol’ captain, including Son House and Robert Johnson. Now find out what “Captain” REALLY means.
Do you know where the term “Blues” came from? Discover the word’s incredible journey and hidden meanings in this week’s Language of the Blues article.
Today, we’re remembering delta blues legend Son House. He was a strong influence to Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, and Robert Johnson.
Today’s video is Son House singing “Grinnin’ In Your Face”, one of the most haunting and endearing blues songs of all time, to a doubtlessly wide-eyed and mesmerized crowd clapping to his “beat”.
Son House was and continues to be a towering pillar of delta blues. His new biography by Daniel Beaumont puts Son’s unique and amazing story together, with some familiar notes and surprising new revelations.
Robert Johnson’s 100th birthday brought with it a flood of products paying tribute to, taking advantage of, or otherwise capitalizing on Johnson’s unique legacy, such as Dogfish Head Brewery’s Hellhound on my Ale
Holy cow, Hugh Laurie (Dr. House) is one hardcore blues fan with amazingly insightful things to say about the blues and his many, often very early blues favorites.
Today is the birthday of Son House, one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. This is a fitting time to explore and celebrate the life of a quiet giant in music.
Jack White, of the White Stripes, is a deeply rooted bluesman. He dedicated his first White Stripes album to his biggest influence; Son House. Check out this video from the excellent documentary “It Might Get Loud.”