Proper Introduction to Charley Patton: Pony Blues

Proper Introduction to Charley Patton: Pony Blues

by Charley Patton
     
 

The story of Delta blues starts with Charley Patton's slashing slide style, hoarse and gruff vocals, and unerring ability to personalize even the most mundane blues lyric. Patton's 78s have been collected in several fine packages, including the JSP box called Complete Recordings, Catfish's three-disc budget box calledSee more details below

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The story of Delta blues starts with Charley Patton's slashing slide style, hoarse and gruff vocals, and unerring ability to personalize even the most mundane blues lyric. Patton's 78s have been collected in several fine packages, including the JSP box called Complete Recordings, Catfish's three-disc budget box called Definitive Charley Patton, and the last word in all this, the impressive (and expensive) seven-disc Screamin' and Hollerin' the Blues from Revenant Records. This single-disc selection from Proper works as an inexpensive single-disc introduction to Patton, and it contains his best-known songs like "Pony Blues," the two-part "High Water Everywhere," "Down the Dirt Road Blues," "High Sheriff Blues," and "Revenue Man Blues." Since Patton's rhythms and overall approach can be repetitive at times, casual listeners wondering what all the fuss is about might be better served with a single disc like this one that hones things down a bit, but Patton's work is both the Big Bang and the epicenter of country blues, so going a little deeper and springing for one of the box sets is well worth the time and expense.

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Product Details

Release Date:
04/06/2004
Label:
Proper Introduction
UPC:
0805520060400
catalogNumber:
2040

Tracks

  1. Down the Dirt Road Blues
  2. Pony Blues
  3. Pea Vine Blues
  4. A Spoonful Blues
  5. Shake It and 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 and Albert
  10. Green River Blues
  11. Hammer Blues
  12. Magnolia Blues
  13. Heart Like 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
  21. Bird Nest Bound
  22. High Sheriff Blues
  23. Revenue Man Blues
  24. Poor Me
  25. Hang It on the Wall

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