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 Eddie James “Son” House, Jr

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Eddie James “Son” House, Jr

  • Birth 21 Mar 1902 Coahoma County, Mississippi, USA
  • Death 19 Oct 1988 Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA
  • Burial Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA
  • Memorial ID 7951199

Acclaimed Musician. One of the greatest "Delta Blues" musicians. Taking up the music in his twenties, he was a inspiration to many to follow him, including Robert Johnson. "Lost" for several decades, and working for the New York Central Railroad as a porter, he was rediscovered in the early 1960s, and was fortunately heard by many who knew nothing of his contributions to the blues.

Bio by: Denny Taphorn


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  • Originally Created by: Denny Taphorn
  • Added: 6 Oct 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7951199
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Eddie James “Son” House, Jr (21 Mar 1902–19 Oct 1988), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7951199, citing Mount Hazel Cemetery, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .