Charley Patton The Complete Recordings 1929-34 3-CD Set

Charley Patton

Charley Patton The Complete Recordings 1929-34 3-CD Set

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Charley Patton is widely regarded as perhaps the archetypal early exponent of Mississippi Delta blues. He was a true original with a distinctive slide guitar technique, and he performed a range of blues, spirituals and ballads in a powerful, intense, even primitive, fashion which uniquely captures the style and spirit of the genre. His recording career was restricted to a few sessions between 1929 and 1934, from which around thirty double-sided '78s were released, first on Paramount and latterly on Vocalion, and that was the entirety of his recorded output before his premature death from a heart disorder in 1934 aged 45. This collection comprises the entirety of that canon, including six tracks on which he played guitar, with Henry Sims and Bertha Lee erspectively performing the vocals. Anyone seriously interested in the blues and its history needs to have heard Charley Patton, and this anthology provides a comprehensive overview of his work.

Track Listing

Disc 1:
    • Pony Blues
    • Banty Rooster Blues
    • Prayer Of Death Part 1
    • Prayer Of Death Part
    • Screamin' And Hollerin' The Blues
    • Mississippi Boweavil Blues
    • Down The Dirt Road Blues
    • It Won't Be Long Now
    • Shake It And Break It (But Don't Let It Fall Mama)
    • A Spoonful Blues
    • Pea Vine Blues
    • Tom Rushen Blues
    • Lord I'm Discouraged
    • I'm Goin' Home
    • High Water Everywhere
    • High Water Blues Part 2
    • Farrell Blues
    • Come Back Corrina
    • Rattlesnake Blues
    • Running Wild Blues
    • Be True Be True Blues
Disc 2:
      • Tell Me Man Blues
      • Mean Black Cat Blues
      • Magnolia Blues
      • Mean Black Moan
      • Heart Like Railroad Steel
      • Green River Blues
      • Elder Greene Blues
      • Jesus Is A Dying-Bed Maker
      • I Shall Not Be Moved
      • Hammer Blues
      • When Your Way Gets Dark
      • Moon Going Down
      • Going To Move To Alabama
      • Some Happy Day
      • You're Gonna Need Somebody When You Die
      • Circle Round The Moon
      • Devil Sent The Rain Blues
      • Bird Nest Bound
      • Dry Well Blues
      • Jim Lee Blues Part 1
Disc 3:
      • Some Summer Day
      • Frankie And Albert
      • Some These Days I'll Be Gone
      • Joe Kirby
      • Jim Lee Blues Part 2
      • Poor Me
      • 34 Blues
      • Yellow Bee
      • Mind Reader Blues
      • High Sheriff Blues
      • Stone Pony Blues
      • Jersey Bull Blues
      • Love My Stuff
      • Oh Death
      • Troubled 'Bout My Mother
      • Revenue Man Blues
      • Hang It On The Wall
      • Elder Greene Blues Take 2
      • Hammer Blues Take 2
      • Some These Days I'll Be Gone Take 2