SON HOUSE / “Who’s That Singing?”

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Rebecca Davis Says:
March 6th, 2012 at 11:53 pm

Thanks for this fascinating page! I’d be very interested to read your novel. I just finished the new biography of Son House, “Preachin’ the Blues” by Daniel Beaumont, and recommend it if you have not already read it.

I am the biographer of Alan Wilson from Canned Heat, and would like to make one respectful correction: Wilson did not become the manager of Son House. Dick Waterman was the person who took that role. House had been rediscovered by Waterman, Phil Spiro (Wilson’s roommate) and Nick Perls (founder of Yazoo Records).

Wilson did, however, participate in the rediscovery by helping House to re-learn his old songs. I’ve documented the full story of this in my Wilson bio, “Blind Owl Blues”. I hope you’ll check it out on my website,

Thanks very much; it’s always nice to see the great Son House celebrated!

kalamu sez:

thanks much for the correction and the leads on material to read.

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