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Houston Stackhouse
Houston Stackhouse & Friends: The George Mitchell Collection
Fat Possum
LP
$14

“Born in Wesson, MS, in 1918, Houston Stackhouse's first instrument was the harmonica. Throughout the 1930s Stackhouse played around Mississippi with the Mississippi Sheiks & Robert Johnson. Stackhouse taught the slide guitar to his cousin, Robert Nighthawk, and the two would play together on Mother's Best Flower Hour & the King Biscuit Time show, both broadcast on KFFA in Helena, AR. Playing on KFFA, Stackhouse was brought into contact with James Elmore, Muddy Waters, Little Walter, Jimmy Rogers, Roosevelt Sykes, & Earl Hooker. Electric guitar became Stackhouse's full-time instrument. This twelve-track collection of stripped down traditional blues songs performed by Houston Stackhouse & Friends was recorded by folklorist George Mitchell in Dundee, MS, in 1967 and is appearing on vinyl for the first time.” - Fat Possum. Absolutely love James "Peck" Curtis' drumming, as on Right Around the Corner. Download included.