Houston Stackhouse

The George Mitchell Collection

Side A
1. Big Road Blues
2. Cool Water Blues
3. Big Fat Mama Blues
4. Take a Little Walk with Me
5. Bye Bye Blues
6. Mean Old World

Side B
1. The Wrong Man
2. Kansas City Blues
3. Right Around the Corner
4. Canned Heat
5. Nighthawk Boogie
6. Down by the Woodside

Catalog #: BLM0524

Format: Vinyl


Album Info

Born in Wesson, MS, in 1918, Houston Stackhouse’s first instrument was the harmonica. Throughout the 1930s Stackhouse played around Mississippi with the Mississippi Sheiks and Robert Johnson. Stackhouse taught the slide guitar to his cousin, Robert Nighthawk, and the two would play together on Mother’s Best Flower Hour and the King Biscuit Time show, both broadcast on KFFA in Helena, AR. Playing on KFFA, Stackhouse was brought into contact with James Elmore, Muddy Waters, Little Walter, Jimmy Rogers, Roosevelt Sykes and Earl Hooker. Electric guitar became Stackhouse’s full-time instrument.