HIGH WATER EVERYWHERE

Latest update on 28/10/2017

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

Two years after the devastating Mississippi Delta flood which changed America; see John M. Barry's book Rising Tide (Touchstone). Charley's frenetic licks sound as if he used his guitar as a paddle to escape the rising tide, begging for help with a voice semi-submerged.

Covers:

1999:

Honeyboy Edwards

2001:

Bob Dylan [nodding Charley in High Water (For Charley Patton) using melody lines and sound of Clarence Ashley and Dock Boggs; in his version it's not just the Mississippi Delta flooding, it's the whole world]

2005:

Rory Block

2006:

Joe Bonamassa

2017:

Taj Mahal [on American Epic]

'If I made records for my own pleasure, I would only record Charley Patton songs' - Bob Dylan.

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