Pony Blues

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"Pony Blues"
Single by Charlie Patton
B-side "Banty Rooster Blues"
Released 1929
Format 78 RPM single
Recorded 14 June, 1929
Genre Delta blues
Length 2:58
Label Paramount
Writer(s) Charlie Patton
Charlie Patton singles chronology
"Pony Blues"
"Prayer of Death" (Parts 1 & 2)

"Pony Blues" is a Delta blues song written and recorded by the archaic bluesman Charley Patton. With the help of record store owner, H. C. Speir, Patton's first recording session occurred on June 14, 1929, cut six sides, included "Pony Blues" (vocal and guitar), for Paramount Records.[1] The song later became a standard in the Delta region, and appears in the repertoires of many other blues musicians. Patton had a body of his own compositions which he recorded at the session, included "Banty Rooster Blues," "Down the Dirt Road" and his version of "Mississippi Bo Weavil Blues."[2]

Notable cover versions[edit]


  1. ^ Dicaire, David. Blues Singers, McFarland & Company (1999), page 7 - ISBN 0-7864-0606-2
  2. ^ Larkin, Colin. The Guinness Encyclopedia of Popular Music, Guinness (1995), page 3201 - ISBN 1-56159-176-9

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