PONY BLUES

Latest update on 14/01/2016

Artist: Charley Patton
Author: Charley Patton
Label: Paramount
Year: 1929

With a melody also used by Tommy Johnson in Bye Bye Blues ('28 - Victor). Fact is Patton only used two basic tune structures for all of his songs. That other one, the one for Moon Going Down, was also used by Johnson, also in '28. Who influenced who? According to Ishman Bracey, Patton was influenced by Johnson, while Patton was seven years older. See also: Green River Blues and Moon Going Down.

Covers:

1931:

Son House

1952:

Howlin' Wolf [as Saddle My Pony for Chess in West Memphis]

1969:

Canned Heat

1978:

Bob Dylan [as New Pony; always listens to Charley Patton; this one though is influenced by Son House's version, even lyrically]

1979:

Honeyboy Edwards

1992:

Ramblin' Jeffrey Lee & Cypress Grove

1993:

John Campbell [as Saddle Up My Pony]

1995:

Bob Brozman

1995:

Corey Harris

1996:

Alvin Youngblood Hart

1996:

Mike Henderson

1999:

Duke Robillard

2002:

Mark Lemhouse

2004:

Paul Geremia

2009:

Dead Weather

2010:

Cassandra Wilson [as Saddle Up My Pony]

2014:

Ian Siegal

2014:

Steve Gunn & Mike Cooper

Lyrically similar to the English folk song The Roving Ploughboy.

Contact


If you noticed blunt omissions, mis-interpretations or even out-and-out errors, please let us know by contacting us:

Arnold Rypens
Rozenlaan 65
B-2840 Reet (Rumst)

info@originals.be

No Facebook No Twitter