Delta Blues: Charley Patton and Friends
Episode date - May 3, 2013
For our previous shows, we focused more or less exclusively on Charley Patton’s life and music. We continue our discussion on Patton, but we introduce a number of the characters that were relevant to his music at that point in time.
For upcoming shows, we will focus a bit more deeply on these other players. For now, this show is just about the best recorded representation of the diverse musicians that were present in the pre (and post) depression Delta.
Featured songs include;
Green River Blues – Charley Patton
Moon Going Down – Charley Patton
Some Summer Day – Charley Patton
Sittin’ On Top of the World – The Mississippi Sheiks
M&O Blues – Willie Brown
Make Me a Pallet on the Floor - Willie Brown
Dry Well Blues – Charley Patton
Dry Spell Blues, Parts 1 and 2 – Son House
I Know My Time Ain’t Long – The Delta Big Four
Oh Death – Charley Patton