the crowing rooster blues is an incredible record. it is the only commercially recorded accordion blues record made in mississippi in the 1920s. the record was recorded on december 10,1927. it features the nasty raw accordion and vocals of walter rhodes backed by the intricate guitar work of pet and can. pet and can were brothers maylon and richard harney. richard harney was considered robert johnson`s equal on guitar. after mayon (pet ) died, richard (can) developed the ability to play both his own and his late brother`s guitar parts. his abilities to play multiple parts made him a legend in the delta. richard harney made his living as a riano tuner.
the crowing rooster blues allegedly influenced charley patton to create the banty rooster blues.