Low Down Dirty Dog

A great piece of history as a contribution this week! Thanks for participating!

A Unique Title For Me

The prisoners sat around and listened to Son House play his slide guitar when he suddenly stopped and said, “Even though we can’t have all we want, we ought to be thankful we don’t get what we deserve.”  Son House had been playing in a juke joint when a man went on a shooting spree, and wounded him in his leg, so he shot the man dead and received a 15-year sentence at the Mississippi State Penitentiary.  Edward James “Son” House was born in 1902 and he was raised in the Mississippi Delta.  He became a preacher, pastor and was a singer in his youth, although his strong religious beliefs made him adverse to the blues or anything that was not religious music.  Son House took up slide guitar at the age of 25, after he heard a drinking buddy playing it one night and within weeks, he acquired a…

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