House Of Hearts

House Of Hearts

performed by Rory Block, 1949- (Rounder Records, 1987), 39 mins

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Field of Interest
American Music
Content Type
Music recording
Duration
39 mins
Format
Audio
Sub Genre
Contemporary Blues, Country/Rural Blues
Label
Rounder Records
Performer
Rory Block, 1949-
Release Date
1987
Review
A somber, morose mood permeated this album dedicated to Block's son, guitarist Thiele David Biehusen, who died in a car crash at age 20 and whose voice can be heard on the answering machine in the lengthy final cut "House of Hearts." There are also other equally gripping tunes, like "Farewell Young Man," "Heavenly Bird" and "Bonnie Boy." Block's voice was at its most mournful, and this is both a deeply moving work and a downer of an album. It's impossible not to be affected hearing Block's singing or these lyrics; anyone who's been through any remotely similar experience will feel the pain, and even those who haven't can't help but share in her sadness. ~ Ron Wynn, All Music Guide
Subject
American Music, Music & Performing Arts, American Studies, Blues, Blues
Keywords and Translated Subjects
Blues

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