Charley Patton

Delta Blues: Charley Patton, an Introduction

Episode 1

Episode date - April 5, 2013

How Music Changed

    For this series, we go way back in time to the late 1920’s and early 1930’s, covering the dissemination of roots blues music, starting with what most musicologists consider to be the home-base, or even the birthplace, of American blues as we know it.

    Charley Paton was not the first male blues musician with a guitar to be recorded, but he was the first from the Delta, so that is where we will start. This series will cover aspects of Charley Paton’s life and music, with a number of other extraordinary musicians who were also making music in the Delta around this same time. This show will be our introduction.

    Featured songs include;

    Screamin’ and Hollerin’ the Blues- Charley Patton

    Airy Man Blues – Papa Charlie Jackson

    Salty Dog Blues – Papa Charlie Jackson

    Banty Rooster Blues – Charley Patton

    Pea Vine Blues – Charley Patton

    Shake and Break It – Charley Patton

    Mississippi Boll Weevil Blues – Charley Patton

    Down the Dirt Road Blues- Charlie Patton


    Channel 17 - Delta Blues