#7 SON HOUSE Delta Blues & Spirituals (1995)

Delta Blues & Spirituals (1995)
Live At London’s 100 Club, 1970

Recorded over two nights in London, during what was supposed to be Son House’s final tour before retirement and his last gig in the UK. Instead, Son went on to perform for a few years after this, while age and incoherency attacked the legendary blues man’s abilities. Originally released on Liberty in the UK, this re-issue’s title comes from its equal balance of spirituals and coarse Delta blues… alongside a couple of rambling monologues. Canned Heat’s Alan Wilson sits in on a couple of tracks (only months before his death from an overdose). Pretty intense stuff with a pretty appreciative crowd. We’ve got more releases in The Capitol Blues Series, HERE. Find this one at Amazon, HERE.

Monologue – The B-L-U-E-S (3:23)
Between Midnight And Day (6:33)
I Want To Go Home On The Morning Train (3:30)
Levee Camp Moan (7:07)
This Little Light Of Mine (1:01)
Monologue – Thinkin’ Strong (4:19)
Death Letter Blues (3:59)
How To Treat A Man (16:23)
Grinnin’ In Your Face (1:59)
John The Revelator (2:18)


  • 1
    Capt. Willard
    March 10, 2010 - 00:23 | Permalink

    Search HERE

  • 2
    March 10, 2010 - 18:47 | Permalink

    thanks Willard!!!

  • 3
    March 11, 2010 - 00:09 | Permalink

    Son is the absolute zenith of the blues for me, the greatest bluesman to ever walk the Earth IMO. "Pretty intense stuff," as you say; that's the whole thing with his approach to his art, so damn INTENSE. It's arresting. I have a three song BBC session from the same timeframe on my blog, along with lots more Son if anyone wants to explore further.

    Thanks, as always, for ALL this blues stuff, Will. Always wanted to check out T-Bone, now I don't have to wonder where to start! Gonna grab all this stuff.

  • 4
    March 11, 2010 - 03:26 | Permalink

    Son House is my favorite – thanks for posting!

  • 5
    March 12, 2010 - 01:03 | Permalink

    Here's an interesting video.
    Howlin Wolf playing Dust My Broom
    in Rochester New York. The man with the hat the camera keeps panning to is a very drunk Son House.
    I believe in the Wolf documentary
    he and Son House are arguing most of the time. Wolf didn't like to see
    Son appear that way in public.


  • 6
    March 12, 2010 - 01:08 | Permalink

    oops, better provide a link right?



  • 7
    December 11, 2011 - 10:43 | Permalink

    A great series from Capitol. How often is a treasure trove like this unearthed, seemingly from nowhere?
    Thanks Willard!

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