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S20 E8 | CLIP

RUMBLE - Charley Patton, Grandfather of Delta Blues - Clip

Charley Patton was the "grandfather of Delta blues," a true legend--and part-Native American. He was a profound influence on blues musicians over the years as well as Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Jack White, Bonnie Raitt, and many others. You can hear the Native music influence in his sound. Learn more about him in this clip from RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World.

AIRED: January 21, 2019 | 0:02:28
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