PREACHIN' THE BLUES

Latest update on 26/10/2000

Artist: Son House
Author: James McCoy
Label: Paramount
Year: 1930

Learned it from James McCoy of Lyon, MS, just like My Black Mama (see there). If the title Preaching The Blues sounds contradictory: Son House was a preacher, keeping church music and the devil's music strictly apart: when Saturday night became Sunday morning, his blues became gospel.

Covers:

1936:

Robert Johnson [as Preaching Blues]

1981:

Gun Club

1992:

John Hammond

1995:

Rory Block [as Preaching Blues]

2000:

Colin Linden [as Preaching Blues]

2000:

Peter Green & Nigel Watson

2001:

Steepwater Band

2007:

Dion [as Preaching Blues]

Son House was like a master to Robert Johnson, as guitar player and as a singer. (again see My Black Mama)

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