Singing guitarist Kid Bailey's historical significance lies in the fact that he collaborated with Charley Patton and a circle of Delta blues musicians who swapped melodies, riffs, and lyrics during the late 1920s and early ‘30s. That web of individuals included Willie Brown (a major influence upon Patton), Tommy Johnson, Ishman Bracey, and Son House. Bailey also sounded like Furry Lewis, Ed Bell, Garfield Akers, and Bukka White. Like Patton, Bailey hailed from Sunflower County in northwest Mississippi, and is said to have been born near Doddsville, south of Drew, which is south of Clarksdale. His first name has never been determined.