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House, Sonlocked

(21 March 1902?–19 October 1988)
  • Bill McCulloch
  •  and Barry Lee Pearson

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House, Son (21 March 1902?–19 October 1988), blues musician, was born Eddie James House, Jr., in the Mississippi Delta plantation community of Riverton, north of Clarksdale in Coahoma County, Mississippi, the son of Eddie House and Maggie (maiden name unknown). His parents worked as farm laborers in Mississippi and Louisiana. In later interviews, House said his father was also a musician who performed on weekends until he put secular music aside and joined the Baptist church. House, also active in the church, showed little interest in secular music as a youth. He supposedly preached a sermon while still in his mid-teens and later became a Baptist pastor....

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