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Dry Spell Blues

(Paramount 12990)

Son House‘s first recording session produced only eight cuts which were released on four 78rpm’s, yet they’re quite important to the delta blues discography. 370 more words



I started collecting 78RPM records back in the early 1960s. I particularly liked 1920s dance band music and Whispering, played by Paul Whiteman and his Ambassador orchestra is an early example for this foxtrot was recorded in 1920. 198 more words


Preachin' Blues / Love In Vain

(Vocalion 04630)

Eventhough Robert Johnson’s career was cut very short, he managed to record music that even today continues to influence musicians and artists around the world. 589 more words


Shake It And Break It / A Spoonful Blues

(Paramount 12869)

Charley Patton‘s first recordings come from 1929 when he had already started his journey to influencing generations of bluesmen, especially around the Mississippi Delta. 386 more words


March's Record Club: THE CAT CLUB

We are not alone. There are others out there doing what we do (or very similar), gathering in darkened rooms to spend an hour or two sat in a hushed silence… 290 more words


Dark Was The Night, Cold Was The Ground

/ It’s Nobody’s Fault But Mine (Columbia 14303)

Blind Willie Johnson has gotten an honor not many musicians get; his 1927 recording Dark Was The Night, Cold Was The Ground… 263 more words


Son House Discography

78rpm releases and session information

Eddie James “Son” House was known for his moody material, slide guitar and emotional interpretation, and became one of the ‘original’ blues artists who were “rediscovered” in the 1960’s blues revival – he then started recording and performing for audiences after a long absence and did it up until the 1970’s before officially retiring for the final time. 244 more words