Son House's "Death Letter" on Video
Mar 13 2010

 

Around 1990 I listened to Son House (1902-1988) all day, when I first got hold of his recordings.
I was happy with the cassette copies; we didn't have YouTube back then.
The White Stripes dedicated their debut album to him, and Martin Scorsese featured him in his 2003 Blues collection.
Most important, Son House's music predates Robert Johnson's, and the sound is just as intense.