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  Saturday  August 24  2002    09: 43 AM

King of the Delta Blues

Charlie Patton by R. Crumb

This is underground comic book genius R. Crumb's retelling of the life of Delta bluesman Charlie Patton, based on the biography by Stephen Calt and Gayle Dean Wardlow.

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Yazoo has two CDs worth of Charlie Patton.

Charlie Patton, "Founder of the Delta Blues: 1929-34"

Charlie Patton, "King of the Delta Blues: The Music of Charlie Patton"


Both of these CDs are available on EMusic.

Founder of the Delta Blues

King Of The Delta Blues


And then there is John Fahey's monster collection of Charlie Patton and his fellow travelers.

Screamin' and Hollerin' the Blues: The Worlds of Charley Patton