SON HOUSE – ” Forever on My Mind “

Posted: March 13, 2022 in MUSIC

Recorded in Indiana in 1964, around the same time veteran bluesman Son House was basking in the spotlight of a revival, this previously unreleased show captures the sexagenarian in a setting that rings with intimacy. Overseen by the Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach, whose record label released it, “Forever on My Mind” sheds light on a period that helped catapult classic blues into the consciousness of a new generation of artists.

“Forever On My Mind”, the new album of previously unreleased Son House recordings from Easy Eye Sound, the independent label operated by Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys, is the premiere release from collector Dick Waterman’s personal cache of ’60s recordings by some of the titans of Delta blues.

His collection of quarter-inch tapes — which are being restored to remarkable clarity by Easy Eye Sound — have gone unreleased until now. “Forever On My Mind” is the earliest issued full-length Son House solo performance recorded after House’s rediscovery, at an appearance captured on November. 23rd, 1964 at Wabash College, a small men’s school in Crawfordsville, Ind.

In terms of power and intensity, it rivals, and in some cases surpasses, the Columbia album cut five months later in a New York City studio. It also reflects a sharp musical focus that diminished in House’s later concert appearances and recordings.”

The new album ‘Forever On My Mind’ is available March 18th, 2022

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