Pony Blues

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"Pony Blues"
Single by Charlie Patton
B-side "Banty Rooster Blues"
Released 1929
Format 78"
Recorded June 14, 1929
Richmond, Indiana
Genre Delta blues
Length 3:02
Label Paramount
Writer(s) Charlie Patton
Charlie Patton singles chronology
"Pony Blues"
"Prayer of Death" (Parts 1 & 2)

"Pony Blues" was the 1929 delta blues recording made by blues legend, Charley Patton. The song is the first of Patton's short career, and is one of his greatest sounds.

Recording and background[edit]

With the help of record store owner, H. C. Speir, Patton's first recording session occurred on June 14, 1929. He cut 14 sides, including "Pony Blues" (vocal and guitar), for Paramount Records.[1] Patton's compositions "Banty Rooster Blues" and "Down the Dirt Road" were also recorded at this session.[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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