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He recorded several albums, and some informally taped concerts have also been issued as albums. In addition to his early influence on Robert Johnson and Muddy Waters, he was an inspiration to John Hammond, Alan Wilson (of Canned Heat), Bonnie Raitt, the White Stripes, Dallas Green and John Mooney.
the second of three brothers, and lived in the rural Mississippi Delta until his parents separated, when he was about seven or eight years old.
His father, Eddie House, Sr., was a musician, playing the tuba in a band with his brothers and sometimes playing the guitar.
– October 19, 1988) was an American blues singer and guitarist, noted for his highly emotional style of singing and slide guitar playing.
After years of hostility to secular music, as a preacher and for a few years also as a church pastor, he turned to blues performance at the age of 25.
He quickly developed a unique style by applying the rhythmic drive, vocal power and emotional intensity of his preaching to the newly learned idiom.In a short career interrupted by a spell in Parchman Farm penitentiary, he developed to the point that Charley Patton, the foremost blues artist of the Mississippi Delta region, invited him to share engagements and to accompany him to a 1930 recording session for Paramount Records.Issued at the start of the Great Depression, the records did not sell and did not lead to national recognition.Locally, House remained popular, and in the 1930s, together with Patton's associate Willie Brown, he was the leading musician of Coahoma County.There he was a formative influence on Robert Johnson and Muddy Waters.In 19, House and the members of his band were recorded by Alan Lomax and John W.