Charley Patton
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Screamin' And Hollerin' The Blues
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Shake It And Break It
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Oh Death
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Mean Black Cat Blues
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Some Summer Day

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Charley Patton

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If the Delta country blues has a convenient source point, it would probably be Charley Patton, its first great star. His hoarse, impassioned singing style, fluid guitar playing, and unrelenting beat made him the original king of the Delta blues. Much more than your average itinerant musician, Patton was an acknowledged celebrity and a seminal influence on musicians throughout the Delta. Rather than bumming his way from town to town, Patton would be called up to play at plantatio... Read more

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