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MandolinPaul Charley Patton wrote everything (8) Charley Patton wrote everything 20 Jul 20

I recently finished reading Howlin' Wolf's biography. Along with telling his life story, it also gave a lot of input into his recording sessions, live act, and his songs.

Quite often it would list off the songs from recording sessions and say things like "Cryin' at Daybreak" was based on Charley Patton's song "Cryin' at Daybreak". There were a few songs like that.

As I've read through other biographies, they'll make reference to how in this artist's early days, Charley Patton was a big influence, being the big act touring through the delta at that time. Based on that, and how many blues guys claim they wrote the same songs, I've decided that Charley Patton must have written all the blues.

Makes sense to me! :)

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