Eddie James “Son” House, Jr

Eddie James “Son” House, Jr

Birth
Coahoma County, Mississippi, USA
Death 19 Oct 1988 (aged 86)
Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA
Burial Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA
Memorial ID 7951199 · View Source
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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 .