Charley Patton - Men's Short Sleeve T-Shirt
Heroes of the Blues Trading Card No. 26
Charley Patton 1890 - 1934
Art by R. Crumb, Text by Stephen Calt
One of the most influential Mississippi blues musicians, Charley Patton was born in the 1890's and raised in the Delta town of Dockery. By 1910 he was already an established performer, known for such songs as "Pony Blues." A prolific artist, he recorded more titles (forty-two) within a single year than any blues artist of the decade. After his debut in 1929, his blend of comedy effects and hard blues gave him a unique musical identity. He died in 1934.