Revisited

Revisited

by Son House
     
 

Revisited is a double-disc of live Son House recordings from the Mississippi delta blues legend's twilight years on the folk revival circuit. Disc one is a mid-'60s performance at Oberlin College; after a scholarly introduction by his then-manager Dick Waterman, House starts out in fine form, prefacing each song with long,See more details below

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Revisited is a double-disc of live Son House recordings from the Mississippi delta blues legend's twilight years on the folk revival circuit. Disc one is a mid-'60s performance at Oberlin College; after a scholarly introduction by his then-manager Dick Waterman, House starts out in fine form, prefacing each song with long, discursive monologues that touch on a variety of topics. Highlights include terrific versions of his signature songs "Death Letter" and "Levee Camp Moan," but there's also a couple of extended tracks that wander fruitlessly, the nadir being the 10-minute "Son's Blues," a disjointed, tuneless mumble that sounds like House, a notorious imbiber, was half off his head. Disc two, recorded in 1965 at New York's Gaslite, suffers from very poor sound quality, and the performances tend more toward the distracted and half-baked. These discs are a belated official release of two long bootlegged concerts, but while the sound quality is improved (especially on the first disc), it can't be called genuinely good. With that caveat, fans will find this a worthwhile historical curio.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/22/2002
Label:
Varese Sarabande
UPC:
0030206124927
catalogNumber:
061249

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Introduction  - Dick Waterman
  2. Monologue  - Son House
  3. Levee Camp Moan  - Son House
  4. Monologue  - Son House
  5. Death Letter  - Son House
  6. Monologue  - Son House
  7. Empire State Express  - Son House
  8. Monologue  - Son House
  9. Grinnin' in Your Face  - Son House
  10. Monologue  - Son House
  11. Preachin' the Blues  - Son House
  12. Monologue  - Son House
  13. Son's Blues  - Son House
  14. Levee Camp Moan  - Son House
  15. Monologue  - Son House
  16. John the Revelator  - Son House

Disc 2

  1. Pony Blues  - Son House
  2. Motherless Children  - Son House
  3. Preachin' the Blues  - Son House
  4. This Little Light of Mine  - Son House
  5. Son's Blues  - Son House
  6. I Shall Not Be Moved  - Son House
  7. Levee Camp Moan  - Son House
  8. Empire State Express  - Son House
  9. Pearline  - Son House
  10. Yonder Comes My Mother  - Son House
  11. Louise McGhee  - Son House

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