| A mere nine months after their debut album, Led Zeppelin‘s sophomore record, Led Zeppelin II, was released on October 22, 1969. The album was written, as well as recorded, produced and mixed while the band toured North America and the UK from January to August of 1969. II continued and expanded upon Led Zeppelin’s mixture of hard rock and blues rock, with a decidedly raw and heavier sound. The single “Whole Lotta Love” would go on to … Read More…
Eddie James “Son” House, Jr.
(March 21, 1902 – October 19, 1988)House was born into a very religious family in Riverton, Mississippi. He was determined to become a Baptist preacher at a very young age and at 15 years old he began his career in the church. During his Twenties he began to teach himself guitar and playing gigs at juke joints. His career took an abrupt hiatus due to a 2 year stint in prison for killing a man (in self-defense) and was released in 1929. After his release he moved to Lula, Mississippi where he met Willie Brown, Charlie Patton and Robert Johnson. The three began playing local gigs together. In 1930, Charlie Patton was approached by Art Laibly from Paramount Records to record some tracks for an album, in which House and Brown performed alongside him. The album was … Read More…