Arthur Petties – “Out On Santa Fe Blues”

  You know that Aurthur Petties is one of Delta Blues music’s greats because he reached notoriety by releasing just six tracks. This particular track, “Out on Santa Fe Blues,” a song about broken hearts and escaping situations, presents acoustic blues swagger hung neatly behind sultry-baritone vocals. Once the music gets going and Petties vocals chime in, you can’t help but wonder what it was like to live life during these simple but hard times.        

Aurthur Petties – “Out On Santa Fe Blues (play/download)

Arthur Petties – “Revenue Man Blues” (mp3)

Arthur Petties – “Revenue Man Blues” (mp3)

This plucky, little song has everything a classic blues song should possess: a wavering harmonica, Arthur Petties crackling voice, and the hum of the Mississippi Delta will have your toes tapping and hips swaying. Although he was a roaming musician, and recorded few tracks, Arthur Petties distinct voice is well revered among blues aficionados.