Friday, May 01, 2009

It's the Birthday of Charlie Patton

Charlie Patton, who was better known as Charley Patton was born on May 1, 1891 and he passed away on April 28, 1934. He is best known as an American Delta blues musician.

According to Wikipedia;

He is considered by many to be the "Father of Delta Blues" and therefore one of the oldest known figures of American popular music. He is credited with creating an enduring body of American music and personally inspiring just about every Delta blues man (Palmer, 1995). Musicologist Robert Palmer considers him among the most important musicians that America produced in the twentieth century. Many sources, including musical releases and his gravestone,[1] spell his name “Charley” even though the musician himself spelled his name "Charlie."

Primeval Blues, Rags and Gospel Songs
Primeval Blues, Rags and Gospel Songs by Charlie Patton

Charlie Patton's Complete Recordings 1929-34

Screamin' and Hollerin' the Blues: The Worlds of Charley Patton

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^[1]Gravestone of Charlie Patton

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