Charlie Patton

Can't get enough of this lately....

Patton was one of the greatest blues players of all time. He is also one of the most underrated. Considered the Father of the Delta Blues, he got Robert Johnson, Howlin'Wolf and John Lee Hooker on their way (JLH then got BB King on his way and Johnson got Muddy Waters).

He is also from the same area as my dad. Hinds County (Vicksburg) represent.

Devil Sent the Rain
Mississippi Boll Weevil Blues
Shake it and Break It
Spoonful Blues

1 comment:

robby said...

Underrated? You're crazy. Does John Lee Hooker have a R. Crumb comic based on his life? Do BB King? I didn't think so.