Charley Patton and his Mississippi Boweavil Blues

Posted: September 7, 2011 in Artists, Charley Patton, Robert K.D. Peterson

Author : Robert K.D. Peterson

Source : American Entomologist, Fall 2007


“On June 14, 1929, Charley Patton  entered the Gennett recording studios in Richmond, Indiana. There, he cut fourteen songs, which were soon released as 78 rpm records on the Paramount label. Among the songs was ‘Mississippi Bowealvil Blues’, a tune unlike any other in the history of blues music.”




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