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Pernell Charity

b. 20 November 1920, Waverly, Virginia, USA, d. 12 Apr 1979, Waverly, Virginia, USA. Although Charity’s acoustic guitar playing and performing display many and assorted influences, he seems to have spent the majority of his existence in the city where he was created. His compositions, such as for example all the songs on his 1972 recording, suggest a knowledge from the wider globe, even though it had been one where he chose never to travel, and of the annals from the blues and its own practitioners in addition to of the tradition from the deep south: ‘Battle Blues’, ‘Pig Meats Mama’, ‘Mamie’, ‘Richmond Blues’, ‘Blind Guy’ and ‘Blind Lemon’s Blues’.

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