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Charley PattonVoice of the Mississippi Delta$
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Robert Sacré

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781496816139

Published to University Press of Mississippi: September 2019

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781496816139.001.0001

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Louisiana Country Blues: A Comparison with the Delta Country Style of Charley Patton and Followers: Mutual Influences

Louisiana Country Blues: A Comparison with the Delta Country Style of Charley Patton and Followers: Mutual Influences

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(p.149) Louisiana Country Blues: A Comparison with the Delta Country Style of Charley Patton and Followers: Mutual Influences
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Charley Patton
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John Broven

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University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496816139.003.0005

This chapter compares Louisiana country music with the Mississippi Delta country style of Charley Patton. The influence of the Mississippi Delta blues can be found in Louisiana through artists such as Robert Pete Williams and other rural performers. As if to emphasize the fragmented nature of the Louisiana blues scene, Williams did not start to assert himself until the blues revival years of the 1960s. Like Patton and Blind Lemon, he did have an individualistic style, as can be heard on his classic recording of “Prisoner's Talking Blues.” Williams was an intensely personal artist, an introvert lost in his own music. He was not the sort of man to influence young contemporaries, as Patton did in Mississippi. Indeed, it seems that there was no reciprocal influence from Louisiana to Mississippi.

Keywords:   Louisiana country music, Charley Patton, Mississippi Delta blues, Robert Pete Williams, Louisiana blues scene, blues revival, Mississippi Delta country style

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