|Single by Charley Patton|
|B-side||"Banty Rooster Blues"|
|Format||10-inch 78 rpm|
|Recorded||Richmond, Indiana, June 14, 1929|
|Label||Paramount (no. 12792-A)|
|Charley Patton singles chronology|
"Pony Blues" is a Delta blues song recorded by blues musician Charley Patton. Patton recorded the song in June 1929 during his very first session. The song was also the first song to be released by Patton on the Paramount label.
Recording and background
Patton wrote Pony Blues sometime around the age 19, and is one of the first songs Patton ever wrote. He would record another rendition of this song later in "Stone Pony Blues" in 1934.
With the help of record store owner H. C. Speir, Patton obtained his first recording session, for Paramount Records, on June 14, 1929. He cut 14 sides, including "Pony Blues" (vocal and guitar). Patton's compositions "Banty Rooster Blues" and "Down the Dirt Road" were also recorded at this session.
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