Robert Petway guitar portrait

Robert Petway

c. 1903 – Unknown
While many attribute those lyrics of the "diving duck" to Jimi Hendrix or Muddy Waters, the lineage traces back to deeper to Robert Petway, whose hypnotizing rhythm and aggressive voice make one wonder what makes music popular and why more don't know of him. 13 of his 16 existing recordings use the same form, in a Chuck Berry-esque sense.

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