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Offline StoogeKebab

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Son House Definitive Documentary
« on: April 03, 2014, 05:00:38 PM »
Officially starting work on a Son House documentary. So far interviews lined up with Dick Waterman, Jas Obrecht, Michael F. Havelin and Stefan Grossman. THIS IS NOT A COMPLETE LIST simply what I could arrange after a week and have waited said week to confirm that the film is in fact, taking direction.

Currently also in talks with Mr. Waterman to establish more contacts and Mr. Havelin for some photos and discussing his work with Ron Mix in 1974 in an effort to incorporate that documentary. Also talking to Murray Lerner in an attempt to get footage from Newport 1964-67.

Suggestions for any people to interview, photos for use in the crowd funding pitch, if you are the rights holders to any film, have personal experiences with Mr. House, etc. Please reply below  :)
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Re: Son House Definitive Documentary
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2014, 05:21:24 PM »
You might want to contact Bob West of Arcola Records, who interviewed and recorded Son House.

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Re: Son House Definitive Documentary
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2014, 01:27:16 AM »
Woody Mann accompanied Son House quite a bit in the 70s (see http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/woodymann2/from/scottp). He might be interesting to talk to about his experiences with House.

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Re: Son House Definitive Documentary
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2014, 04:10:11 AM »
You might want to contact Bob West of Arcola Records, who interviewed and recorded Son House.

Thank you. Arcola Records has been contacted at an email address that began with 'west' and with the ATTN: Bob West as the subject line, so hopefully that will get through.
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Re: Son House Definitive Documentary
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2014, 04:13:04 AM »
Woody Mann accompanied Son House quite a bit in the 70s (see http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/woodymann2/from/scottp). He might be interesting to talk to about his experiences with House.

Mr. Mann has been contacted through a contact form on his site, not sure how reliable that is, but here's hoping it will get through.
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Re: Son House Definitive Documentary
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2014, 09:23:19 AM »
John Mooney knew Son quite well and learnt slide guitar from him.

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Re: Son House Definitive Documentary
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2014, 02:37:48 AM »
You might want to contact Bob West of Arcola Records, who interviewed and recorded Son House.
Bob West has responded with an affirmative! Thank you for the information Slack  :)
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Re: Son House Definitive Documentary
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2014, 08:22:02 AM »
I'm not sure if it was just a one-off but I know Creighton Lindsay played with Son House at least once.  He can be contacted through his website (creightonlindsay.com) but I must warn you he doesn't check that email very often so response will probably be slow.

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Re: Son House Definitive Documentary
« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2014, 04:25:17 AM »
Stefan Grossman played with Son House as well:



Buddy Guy:





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Re: Son House Definitive Documentary
« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2014, 04:33:11 AM »
UPDATE:
Woody Mann has not responded as of yet.
Bob West is proving very helpful in setting up some more contacts and arranging some interviews as gaining access to the original 1968 film, as opposed to Video Tape copies so the film can be scanned at 2K or 4K depending on 16/35mm stock.
I have contacted attempted to contact John Mooney with no luck, can't find reliable contact information.
Creighton Lindsay has been contacted with no response as of yet, but as mentioned, that may take a while.
Stefan Grossman has already been confirmed  :) And Buddy Guy has been contacted through some form of manager or agency with no response after a week, he was part of the initial list due to his participation in the 1974 documentary which never saw the light of day in its complete form.
Looking to contact Mr. Ron Mix of Reel Image Inc. in order to incorporate the 1974 documentary within it. If anyone has any information, please let me know as descriptions of the film from Mr. Havelin have proven that it will be very beneficial, so far I have a phone number but no way of telephoning the USA  ::)
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Re: Son House Definitive Documentary
« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2014, 09:17:27 AM »
I think Ernie Hawkins played with Son House too. Might be worth an email.

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Re: Son House Definitive Documentary
« Reply #11 on: April 22, 2014, 09:19:42 AM »
There's a man called Michael Havelin who seemingly worked on the unfinished House documentary from 1974, could be worth getting in touch, swapping notes/unfinished film footage

http://blindman.fr.yuku.com/topic/43656
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Re: Son House Definitive Documentary
« Reply #13 on: April 22, 2014, 12:11:14 PM »
Paul Geremia shared a bill with him and tells the story of fetching some booze for him on one of his live CDs.  Might have more?

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Re: Son House Definitive Documentary
« Reply #14 on: April 22, 2014, 03:28:20 PM »
I believe Paul Rishell has at least one story of being a young "handler" watching House to make sure he didn't get loaded before performing.

 


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