Sun 6 Jun 2010
Just a quick note to say that today’s program is pre-recorded. The show, Son House – The Blues Ain't No Monkey Junk, originally aired last year. I will be busy at the Hot Blues for the Homeless Concert. If you are in the area and haven’t bought a ticket we hope you decide to come down. It should be a great day of blues.
"Finding 'Son' House"
The article that Dick Waterman wrote in The National Observer in July 1964 about how he and Nick Perls and Phil Spiro found Son House in Rochester, NY.
"I Can Make My Own Songs"
An interview with Son House, in his own words, by Julius Lester from Sing Out!, July 1965.
"Hunt For Blues Singer Ends In City" (JPG)
The earliest article on Son's rediscovery, by Betsy Bues from Rochester Times Union Newspaper, July 6, 1964.
"Blues In The Round"
An account and analysis of the famous 1930 Grafton recording session by Ed Komara.
"Child Is Father To The Man"
How Al Wilson taught Son House to play Son House by Rebecca Davis.
"An Afternoon With The Father Of CountryBlues/The Real Delta Blues" (doc)
A couple of Son House articles from Talking Blues No. 1, 1976.
"John The Revelator The 1970 London Session" (doc)
Booklet Notes to Son House – John The Revelator The 1970 London Session by Alan Balfour.
Son House Ontario Place 1964 (Link)
An early rediscovery concert at Washington’s Ontario Place by John Meid.
Son House Discography (Link)