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King of the Delta Blues


Download links and information about King of the Delta Blues by Son House. This album was released in 2006 and it belongs to Blues, Acoustic genres. It contains 18 tracks with total duration of 01:03:34 minutes.

Artist: Son House
Release date: 2006
Genre: Blues, Acoustic
Tracks: 18
Duration: 01:03:34
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No. Title Length
1. Levee Camp Blues 3:44
2. Government Fleet Blues 6:49
3. Walking Blues 6:43
4. Shetland Pony Blues 3:25
5. Camp Hollers 2:27
6. Delta Blues 5:19
7. Special Rider Blues, Pt. 1 0:40
8. Special Rider Blues, Pt. 2 3:08
9. Low Down Dirty Dog Blues 4:55
10. Depot Blues 2:58
11. Demonstration of Concert Guitar Tuning (The Key of Minor) 1:31
12. American Defense 2:55
13. Am I Right or Wrong 1:47
14. Walking Blues 3:01
15. County Farm Blues 2:10
16. The Pony Blues 4:12
17. Jinx Blues No. 1 3:25
18. Jinx Blues No. 2 4:25



King of the Delta Blues is a single-disc set that collects Son House's Library of Congress sessions for Alan Lomax in 1940 and 1941, and House's huge rasping voice and vibrant slide guitar style are everywhere here, both on the solo selections and on a handful of African-American string band pieces that finds friends Leroy Williams (harmonica), Fiddlin' Joe Martin (mandolin), and Willie Brown (guitar) lending a hand. These intimate field recordings, which were tracked at Clack's Store near Cormorant, Mississippi, combined with House's complete Paramount recordings from 1930, which amounted to three double-sided 78s ("My Black Mama," "Preachin' the Blues," and "Dry Spell Blues"), form the true heart of House's legacy, since his rediscovery sides for Columbia in the 1960s catch him, quite honestly, with diminishing powers. Catfish got it exactly right by combining everything here with House's powerfully dynamic Paramount 78s for 2000's Preachin' the Blues, and it remains the only truly essential Son House purchase.