A well-loved blues singer and guitarist, Houston played juke joints with legends Robert Nighthawk, Joe Willie Wilkins, and Sonny Boy Williamson. In Groups: Houston Stackhouse And Friends, Joe Willie Wilkins & His King Biscuit Boys, The Blues Rhythm Boys.
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.
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Take a Little Walk with Me - Houston Stackhouse. Love Is Blind - Houston. Gun Show - Stackhouse. I Got Money - Stackhouse. Just Go - Stackhouse. Sensus (Original Mix) - Houston. Just Friends - Houston. Life So Hard - Stackhouse.
About Houston Stackhouse and Friends. The mentor of Delta slide virtuoso Robert Nighthawk, Houston Stackhouse never achieved the same commercial or artistic success as his famed pupil, and remained little known outside of his native Mississippi. Born in the small town of Wesson on September 28, 1910, he was a devotee of Tommy Johnson, whose songs he frequently covered; neither an especially gifted singer nor guitarist, he was quickly surpassed by the young Nighthawk, although the student repaid his debts by backing Stackhouse on a series of sessions cut during the mid- to late '60s.
Houston Stackhouse and Friends - The George Mitchell Collection, 2008. Big Road Blues 02:31. Cool Water Blues 03:20. Big Fat Mama Blues 02:52. Take a Little Walk with Me 02:57. Mean Old World 02:24.