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Title: Son House Photo with Girlfriend/Wife, 1929
Post by: CF on May 09, 2017, 04:38:01 AM
Bruce Conforth just shared this photo of Son with girlfriend in 1929. WOW!
It's in the "American Epic" book, apparently.
John Tefteller has ANOTHER Son photo from the 1920s-30s, we'll see when or if that comes out.
Title: Re: Son House Photo with Girlfriend, 1929
Post by: harry on May 09, 2017, 04:52:36 AM
Thanks for sharing. I think the first known image up until now was the rediscovery 1964 photo with Perls and Waterman as I recall.
Title: Re: Son House Photo with Girlfriend, 1929
Post by: TenBrook on May 09, 2017, 07:32:12 AM
Here's more info on the book. Looks like there's even some used copies for a decent price on Amazon already.

https://www.americanepic.com/the-book/ (https://www.americanepic.com/the-book/)
Title: Re: Son House Photo with Girlfriend, 1929
Post by: CF on May 09, 2017, 08:46:54 AM
John T actually has TWO images of House from the 1920s-30s period yet to be published. Neato
Title: Re: Son House Photo with Girlfriend/Wife, 1929
Post by: btasoundsradio on May 09, 2017, 10:33:03 AM
Whats the source of the picture?
Title: Re: Son House Photo with Girlfriend/Wife, 1929
Post by: CF on May 09, 2017, 11:32:48 AM
John Tefteller says "the photo was discovered by Bernard MacMahon and Allison McGourty and is published in the soon to be released companion book to the AMERICAN EPIC series which starts on PBS and BBC worldwide one week from today (Tuesday, May 16th)."
Title: Re: Son House Photo with Girlfriend/Wife, 1929
Post by: StoogeKebab on May 10, 2017, 04:22:57 AM
That image was incredibly exciting to see! Thank you so much for sharing, If I recall correctly, Evie's daughter said that the rediscovery photo was the earliest one she had when asked about it in the early 2000s.
Title: Re: Son House Photo with Girlfriend/Wife, 1929
Post by: GrasshopperBlues52499 on May 10, 2017, 05:06:27 AM
I LOVE this pic; it's now my iPhone's wallpaper!  :)

Can't wait to see those other two pics of young Son.
Title: Re: Son House Photo with Girlfriend/Wife, 1929
Post by: jostber on May 15, 2017, 05:40:11 AM
This is quite amazing to see, thanks for posting. Looking forward to see the other two photos as well.
Title: Re: Son House Photo with Girlfriend/Wife, 1929
Post by: TenBrook on May 16, 2017, 07:50:39 AM
My copy of the American Epic book just arrived yesterday and for anyone curious the photo noted above is the only photo of Son in the book, but it's given a full page and looks great. That said the book is well worth the price and includes some other photos of country blues musicians though I'm not well versed enough to know if anything else is previously unpublished. There's a colorized version of the one known Charley Patton photo that makes me wonder if it was colorized for the book or if the original photo was colorized but no one had printed it in color yet. There's also a couple photos of the Memphis Jug Band performing that are really great and that I hadn't seen before (but, I suspect, have been previously published). For old time and cajun fans there's a trove of wonderful photos including a ton of the Breaux family with an amazing photo of a young Cleoma Breaux.

I didn't read much of the book yet but the content seems largely to be transcripts from interviews (both conducted in the past and more recently) and promises to reveal some great insights into living life and making music in the '20s and '30s. I did start reading a bit of the interview with Charlie Musselwhite about hanging out with Will Shade and there's lots of great stuff there.

Title: Re: Son House Photo with Girlfriend/Wife, 1929
Post by: Gilgamesh on May 26, 2017, 03:48:27 PM
A lot of stuff that's been previously published was in media which is now out of print and hard to find; Blues Unlimited issues from 1968 and so on.

Also, the magazines in which these types of photos were typically done on newsprint or some other low-grade paper. So any reprint from the actual photos in a glossy book would be a huge improvement.
Title: Re: Son House Photo with Girlfriend/Wife, 1929
Post by: jostber on May 28, 2017, 01:16:04 PM
Wonder if the unreleased Son House photo(s) will be a part of the Blues Images Calendar for 2018?
Title: Re: Son House Photo with Girlfriend/Wife, 1929
Post by: CF on May 28, 2017, 04:12:57 PM
I don't think so but it's supposed to have the only known pic of The Mississippi Moaner & another rare pic or two
Title: Re: Son House Photo with Girlfriend/Wife, 1929
Post by: jostber on May 31, 2017, 02:35:03 PM
I don't think so but it's supposed to have the only known pic of The Mississippi Moaner & another rare pic or two

Thanks. Always exciting to see each year what the Blues Calendar brings of new finds.

Title: Re: Son House Photo with Girlfriend/Wife, 1929
Post by: jostber on December 03, 2017, 11:37:21 AM
Any more news on the two unpublished photos of the young Son House?

Title: Re: Son House Photo with Girlfriend/Wife, 1929
Post by: BanjoThomas on December 07, 2017, 10:29:25 AM
Listen to this: https://sundayblues.org/?p=13480  :)

 
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