Son House

Birth Name:
Edward James House Jr.
Birth Date:
March 21, 1902
Birth Place:
Lyon, Mississippi
Death Date:
October 19, 1988
Place of Death:
Detroit, Michigan
Cause of Death:
Cancer of the larynx
Cemetery Name:
Mt. Hazel Cemetery
Claim to Fame:
The main source of inspiration for Muddy Waters and Robert Johnson, Son House was a major innovator of the Delta blues style, along with his playing partners Charley Patton and Willie Brown. Few listening experiences in the blues are as intense as hearing one of Son House's original 1930s recordings for the Paramount label. Entombed in a hailstorm of surface noise and scratches, one can still be awestruck by the emotional fervor House puts into his singing and slide guitar playing.

Cemetery Information:

Final Resting Place:

Mt. Hazel Cemetery

18552 Lahser Road

Detroit, Michigan, 48219


North America

Grave Location Description

As you enter the cemetery off Lahser Road Son House’s large, black monument can be seen in the middle of the front section bordered by the U-shaped paved road

Grave Location GPS

42.42515, -83.257667



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