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Legends Of Country Blues: The Complete Pre-War Recordings Of Son House (Disc B)

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Levee Camp Blues
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Government Fleet Blues
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Walking Blues
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Shetland Pony Blues
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Fo' Clock Blues
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Camp Hollers
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Delta Blues
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Special Rider Blues (Test)
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Special Rider Blues
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Low Down Dirty Dog Blues
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Depot Blues
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The Key Of Minor
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American Defense
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Am I Right Or Wrong
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Walking Blues
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County Farm Blues
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The Pony Blues
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The Jinx Blues Part 1
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The Jinx Blues Part 2
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Total Tracks: 19   Total Length: 67:45

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Dion

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04.22.11
Son House, Legends Of Country Blues: The Complete Pre-War Recordings Of Son House (Disc B)
2004 | Label: JSP Records / The Orchard

What an interesting character — he would sing with the same intensity in front of two people in a living room or in front of two thousand people. He has a very rich sound, very full. He sounded like he could sing without a mike. When I first heard it, it sounded like it was from outer space. See, I grew up with what we were hearing on the jukebox and on TV — Kay… read more »

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lymang

I only recently discovered Son House. A few years ago I heard "Preachin' Blues" on the radio just before midnight. I was entranced. I bought the excellent "Father of the Delta Blues: The Complete 1965 Sessions." Legends of the Country Blues, while not sounding as good or as polished as the former collection, has considerable power of its own. I'd agree with the professional review - it certainly doesn't sound as good as it could, but then I consider that these are pre-war recordings, and I am willing to cut them a lot of slack. Some of the tracks are a little cluttered with dialog, but Son House still comes through as the guiding force, and he is a force to be reckoned with. I have discovered the truth I should have known: blues artists like Son House influenced much of the modern music I know and love.

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"Yes, I'm gonna get me religion, I'm gonna join the Baptist Church/ You know I wanna be a Baptist preacher, just so I won't have to work" — Son House, "Preachin 'the Blues" Blues singers recorded dozens of superb gospel sides during the commercial recording heyday of the '20s and '30s, and later during the folk and blues revival of the late '50s and early '60s. Many blues singers had gospel songs in their repertoire, but… more »

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They Say All Music Guide

JSP’s Legends of Country Blues compiles five CDs of performances by Son House, Skip James, Bukka White, Tommy Johnson, and Ishman Bracey. These historic prewar recordings have been remastered, and according to the packaging, feature “unprecedented listening quality.” While that claim is a bit of a stretch, the majority of this material does sound great. Unlike other packages of this type, the liner notes are informative, listing personnel, dates, and concise history without going on ad nauseam. As an extra bonus this is a budget-priced set, making it highly recommended, especially for the blues novice. – Al Campbell