It’s hard to think of a more seminal and influential artist than Charley Patton. As well as being a first-hand influence on fellow giants Robert Johnson, Howlin’ Wolf and Muddy Waters, his guitar and vocal 78s are some of the most revered recordings in blues. This double LP compilation of his 1929-1934 Paramount and Vocation sides was first issued in 1971. Foundational stuff that’s in the DNA of countless successive examples of blues, folk and rock, yet sounds utterly otherworldly.
- Vinyl Double LP (YAZ1020LP)