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son house’s apartment

from son house posted in music by tacopolis

After legendary bluesman Son House recorded with Charley Patton and Willie Brown, taught Robert Johnson and Muddy Waters some licks, and did a stint at Parchman Farm- he left Mississippi for good in 1942.

Although many blues players ended up in Chicago, Son House ended up taking a job with the New York Central Railroad in Rochester, NY.

He was living on the third floor of this apartment building in obscurity until a couple of blues fans tracked him down, and convinced him to come out of retirement in 1964.

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