POOR ME

Latest update on 22/04/2017

Artist: Charley Patton
Author: Charley Patton
Label: Paramount
Year: 1934

Covers:

1965:

Bob Dylan [elements in It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry, particularly the lyric line "Don't the moon look pretty shinin' down through the tree", coming from Kokomo Arnold's Milk Cow Blues (see there)]

1969:

Martha Velez [idem; with Eric Clapton]

1971:

Leon Russell [idem]

When in '85 an interviewer asked Dylan if his modern sounding new album Empire Burlesque was a statement for keeping up with the times, Bob replied: "What do I know about keeping up with the times, I still listen to Charley Patton". (see also: Pony Blues)

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