|Single by Charlie Patton|
|B-side||"Banty Rooster Blues"|
|Recorded||June 14, 1929
|Charlie Patton singles chronology|
"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
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. Patton's compositions "Banty Rooster Blues" and "Down the Dirt Road" were also recorded at this session.
Notable cover versions
- Big Joe Williams: Classic Delta Blues (1966)
- Canned Heat: Living the Blues (1968)
- Son House: The Great Bluesmen at Newport (1976)
- Cephas & Wiggins: Living Country Blues USA, Vol. 1 (1981)
- Corey Harris: Between Midnight and Day (1995)
- Alvin Youngblood Hart: Big Mama's Door (1996)
- Paul Geremia: Love, Murder & Mosquitos (2004)
- Cassandra Wilson: Silver Pony (2010)