Founder of the Delta Blues (Discontinued)

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Founder of the Delta Blues (Discontinued) - Vinyl Record

by Charley Patton

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Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed
Like so many of his classic blues contemporaries, the life of Charley Patton is cloaked in mystery. Yet even among the legendary bluesmen he frequently associated with, he stands among them, particularly revered. (Often referred to by musicologists as one of the most important American musicians of the 20th century.) A veritable star across the Delta, Patton was not just one of the first recorded performers of blues music, but also one of the first successful ones, packing dancehalls, juke joints, and various other venues. He would even act as a mentor to the likes of other legends, such as Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, and Howlin' Wolf. Famed for his gravelly vocals, his versatility, and for his sense of showmanship, Patton recorded and performed from the late 1910's until 1934, frequently collaborating with his common-law wife, singer Bertha Lee, his career and life being cut short by a mitral valve disorder.

Not long after Patton's death, the label he primarily recorded with, Paramount, went out of business. The metal masters which housed those same recordings were sold off as scrap, and could not be salvaged, leaving only weathered 78 recordings as evidence of Patton's legacy. As the Delta Blues revival of the 1960s got underway, renewed interest in Patton and his forebears culminated in the release of Founder Of The Delta Blues, a double-record set which compiled the best of Patton's recordings with Paramount and Vocalion Records across 24 tracks. A definitive collection, an essential piece of music history, and a window into the earliest days of the classic blues sound.

LP 1
1. Mississippi Bo Weevil Blues
2. Screamin' And Hollerin' The Blues
3. Down The Dirt Road Blues
4. Pony Blues
5. Banty Rooster Blues
6. It Won't Be Long
7. Tom Rushen Blues
8. A Spoonful Blues
9. Shake It And Break It
10. Going To Move To Alabama
11. Elder Green Blues
12. Frankie And Albert
13. Some These Days I'll Be Gone
14. Green River Blues

LP 2
1. Hammer Blues
2. When Your Way Gets Dark
3. High Water Everywhere Part 1
4. High Water Everywhere Part 2
5. Rattlesnake Blues
6. Running Wild Blues
7. Dry Well Blues
8. Moon Going Down
9. Bird Nest Bound
10. High Sheriff Blues
11. Stone Pony Blues
12. 34 Blues
13. Revenue Man Blues
14. Poor Me

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