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Charley Patton, Bluesman {format} {format} 5:04 Barrett Golding

The Blues Man myth is a hard drinkiní, fightiní, loviní guitar player; traveling the country as a singer, a preacher, an outlaw, and a teacher. This legend comes close to the reality of oneís manís life: Charley Patton, born around 1890 in the heart of the delta. (Interviews courtesy: Honky Tonks, Hymns, & the Blues , from NPR, Artemis Media Project, Pacific Vista Productions, and Murray Street, New York). [transcript]

Broadcast: Mar 18 2004 on NPR Day to Day Subjects: Blues, Music, Historical