Delta Blues: Charley Patton and His Influences
Episode date - April 12, 2013
For our second show regarding the acoustic blues of the Mississippi Delta, we look a bit deeper at the life of Charley Patton, his influences and the culture that inspired him and other musicians from the region.
We also trace a few songs to see how blues performers often utilized each other’s material to their own ends, changing the form and style in the process.
Featured tracks include;
Shake It and Break It – Charley Patton
Mississippi Boll Weevil Blues – Charley Patton
Down the Dirt Road Blues – Charley Patton
Pony Blues – Charley Patton
All I Want Is a Spoonful – Papa Charlie Jackson
A Spoonful Blues – Charley Patton
Just a Spoonful – Charley Jordan
Booze and Blues – Ma Rainey
Tom Rushen Blues – Charley Patton