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Charley Patton Vol 2 1929

Charley Patton Vol 2; Late November / Early December 1929
 
Charley Patton, vocal, guitar, bottleneck slide-guitar.
Includes performances by Henry Sims.
 
Genres: Mississippi Country Blues, Delta Blues, Country Blues Guitar.
Extensive, detailed booklet notes by Bob Groom.
Detailed discography.
 
Charlie Patton is considered, with some justification, to be the archetypal, Mississippi Delta blues singer / guitarist. His guitar playing, including his bottleneck slide guitar technique, coupled with his gritty vocal delivery created a mixture of some of the most primitive yet sublime recordings to be made in the “pre-war blues” era. Many of his recorded performances are so powerful as to be unsurpassed within the genre.  At the same time he had an overpowering presence that embodied the very essence of the Mississippi Blues. Equally, he can well be thought of as a songster, in view of his wide-ranging repertoire of “ blues, ballads, rags, spirituals and popular songs“ that he displays on his recordings which are presented on Document’s three volumes of Charley Patton’s recordings. Certainly, he was a showman and entertainer whose live performances could be sombre, melancholy, intense or humorous. Yet he differs from his “songster” contemporaries like Mississippi John Hurt and Mance Lipscomb in that he used solid blues as a vehicle for an intensely personal musical expression. These three volumes present all of his issued recordings. His original 78 rpm records are extremely rare. In many cases there are only single known copies which are now the prized possessions of collectors. Continued...



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Charley Patton Vol 3 1929 - 1934

Charley Patton, vocal, guitar, bottleneck slide-guitar.

Includes performances by; Henry Sims, vocal, violin; Bertha Lee, vocal; Willie Brown, guitar.

Genres: Mississippi Country Blues, Delta Blues, Country Blues Guitar

Extensive, detailed booklet notes by Bob Groom.
Detailed discography.

Charlie Patton is considered, with some justification, to be the archetypal, Mississippi Delta blues singer / guitarist. His guitar playing, including his bottleneck slide guitar technique, coupled with his gritty vocal delivery created a mixture of some of the most primitive yet sublime recordings to be made in the pre-war blues era. Many of his recorded performances are so powerful as to be unsurpassed within the genre. Truly, Charley Patton was a man amongst men. Despite his small, physical, stature he had an overpowering presence when he performed, that embodied the very essence of the Mississippi blues. Equally, he can well be thought of as a songster, in view of his wide-ranging repertoire of blues, ballads, rags, spirituals and popular songs  that he displays on his recordings which are presented on Document's three volumes of Charley Patton's recordings. Certainly, he was a showman and entertainer whose live performances could be somber, melancholy, intense or humorous. Yet he differs from his contemporaries like Mississippi John Hurt and Mance Lipscomb in that he used solid, earthy blues as a vehicle for an intensely personal musical expression. These three volumes present his complete issued recordings. All of his original 78 rpm records are extremely rare and in many cases there are only single known copies which are now the prized possessions of collectors. Continued...




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Muddy Waters 1941 - 1946
DOCD-5146 Muddy Waters: Library of Congress Recordings (1941 – 1942) & Early Commercial Recordings (1946 – 1950) Muddy Waters, vocal, guitar. With contributions by: Percy Thomas, vocal, guitar; Son Simms (probably Henry Simms), violin; Louis Ford, vocal, mandolin; Charles Berry, guitar; Homer Harris, vocal, guitar; James “Beale Street” Clark, vocal, piano, “Baby Face” Leroy Foster, vocal, drums; Little Walter, vocal, harmonica; and others… Genres: Mississippi Blues, Country Blues, Country Blues Guitar, Bottleneck Slide Guitar; Chicago Blues, Blues Harmonica. Informative booklet notes by Jack Gittes. Detailed discography. From this CDs booklet notes: It is impossible to listen to Muddy Waters' first recordings without an awareness of everything that came after. Muddy Waters was part of the burgeoning Chicago blues scene that defined and shaped the approach to amplified music in the 40's and 50's. The first tracks on this Document records CD come from recordings that Alan Lomax made of Muddy Waters in 1941 - 1942 during a field recording trip on behalf of the Library of Congress and although they are not yet the sounds that became known as Chicago Blues, they are sessions that awoke the professionalism in the young Waters. Continued...



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