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 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.
Edward James "Son House" Jr. was one of the most powerful and influential figures in the Mississippi Delta blues style and was noted for his highly emotional singing and vivid steel guitar playing. After years of hostility to secular music, as a preacher and for a few years also working as a church pastor, he turned to blues performance at the age of 25. House, who lived in the Robinsonville-Lake Cormorant of the Mississippi area in the 1930s and early 40s, was a major influence on both Robert Johnson and Muddy Waters and, in turn, all of the blues and is considered by many to be the greatest bluesman of all time.
Label: Easy Eye Sound
Catalogue Number: EES02401