Charley Patton - Complete Recorded Works Vol 4 - 1930-1934 Father Of Delta Blues - 180 Gram LP

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Charley Patton - Complete Recorded Works Volume 4

Label:Third Man Records
Cat#: TMR189
Series:Document Reissues – Volume 4
Format: Vinyl, LP, Compilation, 180 Gram

Copy is not sealed
Country: US
Released: 28 Jan 2014
Genre: Blues
Style: Delta Blues


A1 Dry Well Blues 3:15
A2 Some Summer Day - Part 1 2:57
A3 Moon Going Down 3:09
A4 Bird Nest Bound 3:04
A5 Jersey Bull Blues 3:04
A6 High Sheriff Blues 3:04
A7 Stone Pony Blues 2:45
A8 Yellow Bee 2:48

B1 Mind Reader Blues 2:49
B2 34 Blues 2:52
B3 Love My Stuff 2:52
B4 Revenue Man Blues 2:37
B5 Oh Death 2:48
B6 Troubled 'Bout My Mother 2:53
B7 Poor Me 2:54
B8 Hang It On The Wall

''The fourth set of Document Records reissues and the final installments of The Complete Recorded Works in Chronological Order from Charley Patton, Blind Willie McTell and the Mississippi Sheiks. It is worth noting that the Mississippi Sheiks required a Volume 5 to include the full catalog in this series, so we are simultaneously release Volume 4 and 5 of their collection in this batch. This final installment features gorgeous new covers from Rob Jones, extensive liner notes, and, of course, amazing music morsels of blues history on vinyl for the first time in decades.
Charley Patton, also known as Charlie Patton, was an American Delta blues musician. He is considered by many to be the "Father of the Delta Blues", and is credited with creating an enduring body of American music and personally inspiring just about every Delta blues man. 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, spell his name “Charley” even though the musician himself spelled his name "Charlie."

In 1900, his family moved to the legendary 10,000-acre Dockery Plantation sawmill and cotton farm near Ruleville, Mississippi. It was here that both John Lee Hooker and Howlin' Wolf fell under the Patton spell as well as Willie Brown, Tommy Johnson, and Fiddlin' Joe Martin. At Dockery, Charley fell under the tutelage of Henry Sloan, who had a new, unusual style of playing music which today would be considered very early blues. Charley followed Henry Sloan around, and, by the time he was about 19, had become an accomplished performer and songwriter in his own right, having already composed "Pony Blues," a seminal song of the era.

Robert Palmer describes Patton as a "jack-of all-trades bluesman" who played "deep blues, white hillbilly songs, nineteenth-century ballads, and other varieties of black and white country dance music with equal facility". He was extremely popular across the Southern United States and also performed annually in Chicago, Illinois and, in 1934, New York City. In contrast to the itinerant wandering of most blues musicians of his time, Patton played scheduled engagements at plantations and taverns. Long before Jimi Hendrix impressed audiences with flashy guitar playing, Patton gained notoriety for his showmanship, often playing with the guitar down on his knees, behind his head, or behind his back. Although Patton was a small man at about 5 foot 5, his gravelly voice was rumored to have been loud enough to carry 500 yards without amplification. Patton's gritty bellowing was a major influence on the singing style of his young friend Chester Burnett, who went on to gain fame in Chicago as Howlin' Wolf.''

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Condition New
Format LP, 180 Gram
Label Third Man Records
Color Black