As the first genuine celebrity of the Delta blues, guitarist-songwriter Charley Patton defined the genre as well as the image of the hard-living Delta bluesman leaving trouble in his wake. With his raw, percussive guitar technique and booming voice matched by a flamboyant showmanship that attracted audiences of all backgrounds, Patton had established his fame throughout the south well before becoming the music’s best-selling and most prolific recording artist. With roots in Bolton, Mississippi, his most popular and influential songs include “Pony Blues” and “High Water Everywhere.”
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Volume 1 portrays 35 outstanding musical legends that have shaped and continue to inspire America’s rich jazz tradition.
Volume 2 portrays 35 outstanding musical Blues legends that have helped begin most other forms of music.