Robert Petway Boogie Woogie Woman(blues)(flac)[rogercc][h33t]

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Robert Petway Boogie Woogie Woman
Released : 2011
Label: Excalibur
Format : MP3;@320

Very little is known about Robert Petway. His birthplace is speculated to have been at or near J.F. Sligh Farm near Yazoo City, Mississippi, birthplace of his close friend and fellow bluesman Tommy McClennan. His birth date is guessed at 1908, and the date and even the occurrence of his death is unknown. There is only one known picture of Petway, a publicity photo from 1941. He only recorded 16 songs, but he is said to have been an influence on many notable blues and rock musicians, including John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters, and Jimi Hendrix.
 Like many bluesmen from the Mississippi Delta, Petway traveled around as a musician, playing at parties, roadhouses, and other venues available. Petway and McClennan often travelled and performed together. After McClennan had been in Chicago for a few years, Petway travelled north to join him and cut records, as did Georgia's Frank Edwards who met them in Mississippi.
 One of Petway's most influential songs is "Catfish Blues", which he recorded in 1941. Amongst Many other reworked versions, Muddy Waters used the arrangement and lyrics of "Catfish Blues" for his single "Rollin' Stone", the song from which the rock group The Rolling Stones chose their band name. The composition credit given to Petway is based entirely on the recording date of his version of the song, however it would be impossible to evidence that song as the conclusive and original source. There is speculation that Tommy McClennan had actually written the song, as he himself recorded it as "Deep Blues Sea". Max Haymes has written a well-researched article, "Catfish Blues (Origins of a Blues)" on the topic, available at earlyblues.com. When David "Honeyboy" Edwards, a follower of Petway, was asked if Petway wrote the song, he replied, "He just made that song up and used to play it at them old country dances. He just made it up and kept it in his head."


Tracklist :
 1. Boogie Woogie Woman [3:05]
 2. In The Evening [2:54]
 3. Rockin' Chair Blues [2:56]
 4. Ride 'em On Down [2:57]
 5. Bertha Lee Blues [2:54]
 6. Let Me Be Your Boss [3:13]
 7. Catfish Blues [2:54]

Track 1,
Recorded : February 20, 1942, Chicago., Ill.; Robert Petway, voc, g; Alfred Elkins, imb; * poss. Tommy McClennan, voc, sp
Tracks 2, 5
rec. February 20, 1942 in Chicago, Ill.; Robert Petway, voc, g; Alfred Elkins, imb
Tracks 3, 4, 6, 7,
Recorded :. March 28, 1941 in Chicago, Ill.; Robert Petway, voc, g; prob. Alfred Elkins, imb		
01. Robert Petway - Boogie Woogie Woman.mp3 7.422 MB
02. Robert Petway - In The Evening.mp3 6.976 MB
03. Robert Petway - Rockin' Chair Blues.mp3 7.048 MB
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