Thursday, May 11, 2006

Charley Patton mp3s


May is an interesting month in blues history because in this month two of my favorite pre-war bluesmen were born. Not only was Robert Johnson born during this month, on May 8th back in 1911, but May is also the birth month of Charley Patton who was born on May 1, 1891.

He is best known as a Mississippi Delta blues musician. Like many others, I think of him as the "Father of Delta Blues" and it is amazing to think that he is one of the oldest known figures of American popular music.

Here are some mp3s of his music.

Charley Patton - High Sheriff Blues mp3

The below mp3s are from the Internet Archive. They have some very interesting write ups on these songs and would be worth a visit.

Charley Patton - Screamin And Hollerin The Blues mp3

Charley Patton - A Spoonful Blues mp3

These next two mp3s are of Charley Patton on guitar while his common law wife Bertha Lee sings. I really like both of these songs and hope you do too.

Bertha Lee & Charley Patton - Mind Reader Blues mp3

Bertha Lee & Charley Patton - Yellow Bee mp3

Click for other Charley Patton mp3s here at SqueezeMyLemon.

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