Charley Patton. John Fahey.
Charley Patton
Charley Patton
Charley Patton
Charley Patton
Charley Patton

Charley Patton

London: Studio Vista, 1970.

First edition, cloth issue. 112 pp. Publisher's cloth lettered in silver. Slightly musty smell, else Fine in Fine dust jacket. Uncommon. Published only in the UK.

Guitarist John Fahey's biography of another great and also often-overlooked guitarist with a singular style, Mississippi bluesman Charley Patton. Patton's songs, recorded in a spate of sessions in two short years (1929-1930) and then in two sessions in 1934, are legendary amongst blues aficionados for shedding light on the barely-recorded or documented early 20th century Delta Blues primordial murk. The recordings still possess that uncanny quality that makes hairs stand at attention on the back of one's neck and arms. His influence on a younger generation of musicians who popularized the genre such as Robert Johnson, Tommy Johnson, and Howlin' Wolf was profound. Item #140941080

Price: $800.00

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