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Son House (1902–1988)

Legendary bluesman and one of the originators of the Mississippi Delta blues style, Son House was born Eddie Jones Jr. in 1902 in Riverton, MS, a small impoverished town in the Mississippi Delta. He sang in his local Baptist church as a youth and actually became a preacher at 20 years of age. His affinity for women and alcohol, however, interfered... See full bio »

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On the Road
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 2012 On the Road (performer: "The Delta Blues", "Death Letter Blues") / (writer: "Death Letter Blues")
 2012 B.B. King: The Life of Riley (Documentary) (performer: "Spoonful Blues")
 2009 The White Stripes Under Great White Northern Lights (Documentary) (writer: "Death Letter")
 2008 It Might Get Loud (Documentary) (performer: "Grinnin' in Your Face") / (writer: "Grinnin' in Your Face")
 2006 Supernatural (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Crossroad Blues (2006) ... (performer: "Downhearted Blues")
 2006 Cold Case (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Sandhogs (2006) ... (performer: "John the Revelator")
  The Blues (TV Series documentary) (performer - 2 episodes, 2003) (writer - 2 episodes, 2003)
- Warming by the Devil's Fire (2003) ... (performer: "Death Letter Blues", "Monologue") / (writer: "Death Letter Blues" - as Eddie J. House Jr.)
- Feel Like Going Home (2003) ... (performer: "Walking Blues", "Death Letter Blues", "Levee Camp Moan", "John the Revelator") / (writer: "Walking Blues", "Death Letter Blues", "Levee Camp Moan", "John the Revelator" - as Eddie J. House, Jr.)
 1998 Blues Brothers 2000 (arranger: "John The Revelator")
 1992 The Search for Robert Johnson (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Death Letter Blues") / (writer: "Death Letter Blues")
 1979 When You Comin' Back, Red Ryder? (writer: "Walkin' Blues")
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Other Works:

Album: "Masters of the Delta Blues: The Friends of Charlie Patton" (Yazoo Records). See more »

Alternate Names:

Eddie 'Son' House

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