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Proper Introduction to Charley Patton: Pony Blues [Import]

Charley PattonAudio CD
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  • Audio CD (April 5, 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Proper Introduction
  • ASIN: B0001P2KKC
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #536,441 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Down The Dirt Road Blues
2. Pony Blues
3. Peavine Blues
4. Spoonful Blues
5. Shake It & Break It (But Don't Let It Fall, Mama)
6. Prayer Of Death, Pt.1
7. Prayer Of Death, Pt.2
8. Devil Sent The Rain Blues
9. Frankie & Albert
10. Green River Blues
11. Hammer Blues
12. Magnolia Blues
13. Heart Like A Railroad Steel
14. Jim Lee Blues Pt.1
15. Jim Lee Blues Pt.2
16. High Water Everywhere Pt.1
17. High Water Everywhere Pt.2
18. Dry Well Blues
19. Some Summer Day
20. Moon Going Down
See all 25 tracks on this disc

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Digitally remastered anthology presented in a digipak with an 8 booklet. Includes rare photos, session details and biographical notes of the artist. Proper. 2006

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5.0 out of 5 stars Historically Essential April 18, 2011
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The early life of Charles Patton (also shown as Charlie or Charley Patton), a now renowned Delta Blues artist who is, indeed, looked upon by many historians as the Father Of The Delta Blues, is shrouded in mystery. The consensus seems to be that he was born somewhere in Hinds County, Mississippi in 1887 - 1891 - or 1894 (take your pick), but there is no doubt that, after moving to and growing up at the Dockery Plantation sawmill and cotton farm not far from Ruleville, Mississippi, he became the most influential person in the lives of the likes of John Lee Hooker, Chester Burnett (Howlin' Wolf) and Robert Johnson, each of whom, like Patton, was inducted into the Blues Hall Of Fame in its inaugural year of 1980.

His expert guitar work was augmented by a loud, gravelly voice, and while you won't find his work listed anywhere in the various national charts, his records, some of the best of which are in this volume from Proper Records of the U.K., were hugely popular in Mississippi and surrounding areas and, as mentioned, essential listening for some of the greatest Blues artists to come. His most famous song, Pony Blues, first recorded in 1929, was selected in 2006 by the National Recording Preservation Board of the Library of Congress' National Recording Registry as being among music regarded as "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant."

What is known about his personal life for certain is that he passed away on April 28, 1934 following a life-long battle with heart disease and that his headstone at the graveyard in Holly Ridge was paid for in 1990 by John Fogerty of Creedence Clearwater Revival fame.

If you love the Blues, as I do, you will want to make this release, housed in a nice fold-out cardboard sleeve and with exceptionally good sound considering the age of the records, a part of your collection.
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