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Complete Recordings 1929-1934 - Charley Patton

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Genre: Pop / Artist: Charley Patton / Original recording remastered / Audio CD released 2002-08-26 at JSP

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      22.02.2010 10:05
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      Real old school!

      Recordings have a grainy quality to them which is only to be expected due to the age of them, this collection has been remastered so a lot of the snap, crackle and pop has been toned down making it very listenable.

      The legendary mixed breed blues man Charley Patton, ethnicity was a mixture of black, white and cherokee and his musical talent picked up under the guidance of Henry Sloan, Patton often gets credit for making blues what it is today and is cited as a major influence not only when it comes to music but also when it comes to the showmanship of people like Howlin' Wolf, T-Bone Walker and even Jimi Hendrix.

      This box set has every track ever recorded by the artist himself, all of them in the last years of his life. Patton plays a variety of styles, a bit of everything but always with a blues sound to it, his vocals are harsh and he sounds a lot older than he infact was, the hardship of a life on a plantation definitely comes through.

      Three of the best tracks are undoubtedly "Pony Blues", "Spoonful Blues" and "Screamin' and Hollerin' The Blues", lyrically Patton's songs are very enjoyable and the words brought to life by his characteristic voice.

      The way the songs are arranged makes them rather catchy, I was a bit surprised that for such a well-thought of guitarist there wasn't much in the way of outstanding playing though and was continuously on the look out for some impressive finger-work which never truly materialised.\


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    Disc #1 Tracklisting
    1 Pony Blues
    2 Spoonful Blues
    3 Down The Dirt Road Blues
    4 Prayer Of Death
    5 Prayer Of Death
    6 Screamin' And Hollerin' The Blues
    7 Banty Rooster Blues
    8 Tom Rushen Blues
    9 It Won't Be Long
    10 Shake It And Break It (But Don't Let It Fall Mama)
    11 Pea Vine Blues
    12 Mississippi Bo Weavil Blues
    13 Lord I'm Discouraged
    14 I'm Goin' Home
    15 Snatch It And Grab It
    16 Rag Blues
    17 How Come Mama Blues
    18 Voice Throwin' Blues

    Disc #2 Tracklisting
    1 Hammer Blues
    2 I Shall Not Be Moved
    3 High Water Everywhere
    4 High Water Everywhere
    5 I Shall Not Be Moved
    6 Rattlesnake Blues
    7 Going To Move To Alabama
    8 Hammer Blues
    9 Joe Kirby
    10 Frankie And Albert
    11 Magnolia Blues
    12 Devil Sent The Rain Blues
    13 Runnin' Wild Blues
    14 Some Happy Day
    15 Mean Black Moan
    16 Green River Blues
    17 That's My Man
    18 Honey Dripper Blues: No. 2
    19 Eight Hour Woman
    20 Nickel's Worth Of Liver Blues: No 2

    Disc #3 Tracklisting
    1 Some Of These Days I'll Be Gone
    2 Elder Green Blues
    3 Jim Lee
    4 Jim Lee
    5 Mean Black Cat Blues
    6 Jesus Is A-Dying
    7 Elder Green Blues
    8 When Your Way Gets Dark
    9 Some Of These Days I'll Be Gone
    10 Heart Like Railwood Steel
    11 Circle Round The Moon
    12 You're Gonna Need Somebody When You Die
    13 Be True Be True Blues
    14 Farrell Blues
    15 Tell Me Man Blues
    16 Come Back Corrina

    Disc #4 Tracklisting
    1 Some Summer Day
    2 Bird Nest Bound
    3 Future Blues
    4 M & O Blues
    5 Walkin' Blues
    6 My Black Mama
    7 My Black Mama
    8 Preachin' The Blues
    9 Preachin' The Blues
    10 Dry Spell Blues
    11 Dry Spell Blues
    12 All Night Long Blues
    13 On the Wall
    14 All Night Long Blues
    15 By The Moon And Stars
    16 Long Ways From Home

    Disc #5 Tracklisting
    1 Dry Well Blues
    2 Moon Going Down
    3 We All Gonna Face The Rising Sun
    4 Moaner Let's Go Down In The Valley
    5 Jesus Got His Arms Around Me
    6 God Won't Forsake His Own
    7 I'll Be Here
    8 Where Was Eve Sleeping
    9 I Know My Time Ain't Long
    10 Watch And Pray
    11 High Sheriff Blues
    12 Stone Pony Blues
    13 Jersey Bull Blues
    14 Hang It On The Wall
    15 34 Blues
    16 Love My Stuff
    17 Poor Me
    18 Revenue Man Blues
    19 Troubled 'Bout My Mother
    20 Oh Death
    21 Yellow Bee
    22 Mind Reader Blues

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