Barrelhouse Blues & Boogie Woogie Vol. 1




In Chicago of the '30s and 40s and in the post-war West Coast jump scene the piano was arguably the blues instrument par excellence, but by the mid-to-late '50s work for pianists in the domestic blues front was becoming increasingly scarce. Around the same time, however, a new professional avenue was opening, with the stirrings of a „blues revival" in European folk and trad. -Jazz scenes, where pianists were appreciated more for their mastery of older styles than their ability to adapt to newer commercial trends. While the European market wasn't of a grand scale, its attractions – both financial and social – are perhaps best illustrated by the fact that many great pianists chose to stay in Europe, among them three we find in this CD series – Champion Jack Dupree, Memphis Slim and Eddie Boyd.

Champion Jack Dupree, Sunnyland Slim, LIttle Brother mOntmgomery, Speckled Red, Memphis SLim – piano & vocal, Erik Mølbach – bass, Jørn Elniff – drums

Delta Blues Band:

Troels Jensen, Thomas Puggaard-Müller, guitar, Bent MAlinovsky – bass, Peter Kragh-Jacobsen – drums

Gravier Street Rag
Night Owl Blues
Joe Martin Blues
You A’int No Good
My Mother Is Gone
Boogie Woogie For Piano And Celeste
I Just Want To Be Free
Get Further Little Brother
My Own Blues
Bertha May
Drive ’em Down Special
Funky (Slow And Easy) Blues
41 Highway
Drivin’ Me Mad
You’re Gonna Worry Too
Honky Tonk Boogie

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