Pony Blues by Charley Patton

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Charley Patton is considered by many as the founding father of the Blues. A black man, a red man and a white man. He owned a car and wore a suit everyday of the year, toured the South and was equally popular amongst blacks and whites. He was recorded during the last five years of his life. Charley suffered from a heart condition and knew early on that he wouldn’t live long. He played guitar behind his back and threw it up high in the air. He was an inspiration for many singers and guitar players who had met him, like Howlin’ Wolf and Robert Johnson.

Posted Monday, May 24, 2010 in American Classics | Add a comment

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