The Very Best of Piano Blues 1923 - 1942 - Viper DL148

The Very Best of Piano Blues 1923 – 1942 – Viper DL148

22nd of November 2021  – DOWNLOAD

The piano is one of the absolute staples of the song writing tradition (along with the guitar) . Every bar room had one, as did most restaurants , juke joints and theatres. Common place throughout the West, it was inevitable that these upright musical boxes that stood against the wall would end up getting played by self taught musicians hell bent on expressing their creative selves. In this collection of songs, we tell the story of piano blues and how these players invented Rock ’n’ Roll before the term even existed with their driving 12 bar rhythm. Featured on this album is Duke Ellington, Barrelhouse Buck McFarland and many more amazing acts. Tinkling the ivories and pounding out the rhythms…

 

 

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TRACKS
1. Barrelhouse Buck McFarland – Mercy, Mercy Blues 1934
2. Kansas City Frank Melrose – Jelly Roll Stomp 1929
3. Duke Ellington – Everything is Hotsy Totsy now 1925
4. Alex Hill – Stompin’ ‘Em Down 1929
5. Whistlin’ Rufus – Mama I Hope you’re Satisfied 1933
6. Mike Jackson and Mabel Richardson- I’m Gonna Kill Myself (Take 3) 1926
7. Lovin’ Sam Theard – I’m Crazy ‘Bout my Bozo’ 1931
8. Earl Thomas – Burying Ground 1936
9. Charlie Segar – Boogie Woogie 1935
10. Walter James & Baley Wells – Sweet Petunia 1929
11. Curtis Henry – County Jail Blues 1937
12. Ben Abney ( Peg Leg ) – I’m Rattlesnakin’ Daddy1936
13. St Louis Red Mike Bailey- Gamblin’ Man Blues 1938
14. Earl Hines – For the last time call me Sweetheart 1923
15. Cassino Simpson – Blues Variations 1942
16. Tiny Franklin with George W Thomas – Up the Country 1923
17. Ray Logan – Losy John Blues 1925
18. Barrel House Pete – I’m just a ‘Rollin’ Stone 1928
19. Sugar Underwood – Davis Street Blues 1927
20. Stovepipe Johnson with Georgia Tom – Devilish Blues 1923