Son House (1902-1988) was a pre-World War II blues originator alongside Robert Johnson, Charley Patton and Skip James. He recorded for Paramount Records and the Library of Congress in the 1930s, and then again upon his rediscovery in the 1960s.
We thought we’d heard everything Son House had ever recorded. But the first recordings of Son House since his rediscovery, which have never been heard before, recordings that even predate the Columbia studio recordings the following year (under the auspices of producer and blues academe Dick Waterman), have been located and restored. They will finally see the light of day as Forever On My Mind on Black Keys frontman Dan Auerbach‘s Easy Eye Sound label on March 18, 2022.
Dan Auerbach says: “Easy Eye Sound makes blues records, and not many people make blues records anymore. This record continues where we started off, with our artists Leo Bud Welch and Jimmy ‘Duck’ Holmes and Robert Finley. It also is part of my history — some of the first blues music I heard was Son House. I was raised on his Columbia LP, Father of Folk Blues. My dad had that album and would play it in the house when I was a kid, so I know all those songs by heart.”