- [Son] House was born, the middle of seventeen brothers, in Riverton, two miles from Clarksdale, Mississippi. Around age seven or eight, he was brought by his mother to Tallulah, Louisiana after his parents separated. The young Son House was determined to become a Baptist preacher, and at age fifteen began his preaching career. Despite the church's firm stand against blues music and the sinful world which revolved around it, House became attracted to it and taught himself guitar in his mid-twenties ...
After killing a man, allegedly in self-defense, he spent time on Parchman Farm in 1928 and 1929.
John the Revelator (Trad., arr. House)
Death Letter (House)