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Charley Patton

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Biography

Charley Patton (between April 1887 and 1891 – April 28, 1934), also known as Charlie Patton, was an American Delta blues musician. He is considered by many to be the "Father of the Delta Blues", and is credited with creating an enduring body of American music and personally inspiring just about every Delta blues man (Palmer, 1995). Musicologist Robert Palmer considers him among the most important musicians that America produced in the twentieth century. Many sources, including musical releases and his gravestone, spell his name “Charley” even though the musician himself spelled his name "Charlie".

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Top Songs

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  1.  
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    I'm goin' away, to a world unknown
    I'm goin' away, to a world unknown
    I'm worried now, but I won't be worried long
    My rider got somethin', she's tryin'a keep it hid
    My rider got somethin', she's tryin'a keep it hid
    Down the Dirt Road Blues  -  58,203 plays
  2.  
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    (spoken: I'm about to go to jail about this spoonful)
    In all a spoon', 'bout that spoon'
    The women goin' crazy, every day in their life 'bout
    a...
    It's all I want, in this creation is a...
    A Spoonful Blues  -  60,026 plays
  3.  
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    Baby, saddle my pony, saddle up my black mare
    Baby, saddle my pony, saddle up my black mare
    I'm gonna find a rider, baby, in the world somewhere
    "Hello central, the matter with your line?"
    "Hello central, matter, Lord, with your line?"
    Pony Blues  -  56,569 plays
  4. Screamin' and Hollerin' the Blues  -  39,454 plays
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    Get in trouble at Belzoni, there ain't no use a-screamin'
    And cryin'
    Get in trouble in Belzoni, there ain't no use a-screamin'
    And cryin'
    Mr. Will will take you, back to Belzoni jailhouse flyin'
    High Sheriff Blues  -  36,392 plays
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