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Charlie Patton (1891-1934): Father of the Blues? – Part 3

[Don’t miss the the first and second parts of this post] Charlie Patton recorded 57 songs between 1929 and 1934 which sold exceptionally well and catapulted him into relative stardom. His legacy lives on, 80 years after he stopped doing so. Even though he has … Continue reading

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Charlie Patton (1891-1934): Father of the Blues? – Part 2

[If you want to know the story so far, see the first part to this post] Back at Dockery’s, by the time Sloan had left, Charlie Patton was an accomplished 19-year old performer and songwriter. How he had reached this level … Continue reading

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Charlie Patton (1891-1934): Father of the Blues? – Part 1

Charlie Patton died April 28, 1934. His legacy, the music we call the Delta Blues. That’s a huge legacy for one person to leave: Founding Father of the Delta Blues. But, how many people know his name compared to the … Continue reading

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