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Track Listing. My Black Mama, Pt. Son House. Preachin' the Blues, Pt. Coincidentally, the great star of Delta blues, Charley Patton , was also in virtual exile in Lula,  having been expelled from his base on the Dockery Plantation. With his partner Willie Brown , Patton dominated the local market for professional blues performance. Patton watched House busking when he arrived penniless at Lula station, but did not approach him.
Patton invited House to be a regular musical partner with him and Brown. House formed a liaison with Knight, and both musicians profited from association with her bootlegging activities. They consider that House's musicianship was too limited to play with Patton and Brown, who were also rumoured to be estranged at the time. They also cite one statement by House that he did not play for dances in Lula. Along with Patton came House, Brown, and the pianist Louise Johnson, all of whom recorded sides for the label.
He did not record again commercially for 35 years, but he continued to play with Patton and Brown, and with Brown after Patton's death in During this time, House worked as a tractor driver for various plantations in the Lake Cormorant area. Alan Lomax recorded House for the Library of Congress in Lomax returned to the area in , where he recorded House once more. House then faded from the public view, moving to Rochester, New York, in , and working as a railroad porter for the New York Central Railroad and as a chef.
He had been retired from the music business for many years and was unaware of the s folk blues revival and international enthusiasm for his early recordings.
The producer John Hammond asked Wilson, who was just 22 years old, to teach "Son House how to play like Son House," because Wilson had such a good knowledge of blues styles. In the summer of , House toured Europe once again, including an appearance at the Montreux Jazz Festival ; a recording of his London concerts was released by Liberty Records. He also played at the two Days of Blues Festival in Toronto in Ill health plagued House in his later years, and in he retired once again.
He later moved to Detroit, Michigan, where he remained until his death from cancer of the larynx. He had been married five times. He was buried at the Mt. Hazel Cemetery. Please create a new list with a new name; move some items to a new or existing list; or delete some items. Your request to send this item has been completed.
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