Pony Blues

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"Pony Blues"
Pony Blues.jpg
Single by Charley Patton
B-side "Banty Rooster Blues"
Released Late 1929 (1929)
Format 10-inch 78 rpm
Recorded Richmond, Indiana, June 14, 1929
Genre Delta blues
Length 3:02
Label Paramount (no. 12792-A)
Songwriter(s) Charley Patton
Charley Patton singles chronology
"Pony Blues"
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"Pony Blues"
"Prayer of Death" (Parts 1 & 2)

"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[edit]

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).[1] Patton's compositions "Banty Rooster Blues" and "Down the Dirt Road" were also recorded at this session.[2]



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

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