Eddie James

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Catalog: EES02401
Format: LP

Eddie James "Son" House is one of the most important blues singers and guitarists in history. Born in 1902 and deceased in 1988, he influenced blues greats like Robert Johnson and Muddy Waters. in 2022, "Forever On My Mind" is a special remembrance of the legendary "Father Of The Delta Blues": a new album with previously unreleased recordings. "Forever On My Mind" comes from the archives of noted blues manager and historian Dick Waterman. It was recorded at a November 23, 1964 performance at Wabash College, a small men's school in Crawfordsville, Indiana, but was never released. It includes the title track, "Forever On My Mind," which Son House never recorded in the studio, as well as never-heard versions of "Death Letter" and "Preachin' Blues." The songs represent House's earliest recordings after his return to the spotlight following a more than 20-year hiatus. Within months of his rediscovery by Waterman, Nick Perls and Phil Spiro, the once-unknown 62-year-old musician was thrust into the public eye at the time by a feature in Newsweek magazine and a series of performances at folk music festivals around the country. For the release of "Forever On My Mind," the recordings were restored to remarkable clarity by producer and Black Keys mastermind Dan Auerbach for Easy Eye Sound. Auerbach says of his work, "It's also part of my history - some of the first blues music I heard was Son House. I grew up listening to his Columbia LP, 'Father of Folk Blues.' My dad had that album and played it around the house when I was a kid, so I know all those songs by heart."

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